Ian Dunbar talks about how dogs become shelter dogs.
The message in this short video is vital for anyone who is getting or has a puppy, works with shelter or rescue dogs, or anyone considering adopting a shelter or rescue dog.
Jake’s 7-month-old Bouvier de Flandres, Mona, makes her demo debut at the Southeastern Ohio Kennel Club Responsible Dog Ownership Day last weekend! This demo was recorded at East State Street park.
“How old does my puppy have to be before I can begin training?”
This is a question I am asked often. The puppy in this video is 10 weeks old; but you don’t even have to wait that long! “Training” starts the day you bring your new dog or puppy home to live with you — dogs are learning all the time. This is why it is easier to prevent problems and bad habits than to solve them later.
(Check out our Puppy Kindergarten class in Athens!)
But what most people mean when they ask this question is, “How soon can I expect my puppy to start performing tricks and basic obedience behaviors?” Happily, the answer is the same — immediately. Clicker training is an easy and fun way to accomplish this.
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