Training my puppy

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  1. Munchie557

    Munchie557 PetForums Junior

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    My staffy puppy is almost 4 months old and I was wondering whether it was too early to start training him, I haven't got a clicker yet but if it isn't too early then I will buy one next time i go shopping. If it is ok to start training now, can anyone tell me some tips on how to train him to do the basics such as sit and stay etc. thank you :thumbsup:
     
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    It is absolutely not too early to start training :) My pup started learning basic things like sit, down etc the day after I got her at 8 weeks old and by 6 months had quite a range of tricks. They learn so quickly when they're young.

    You can definitely start with the basic stuff before you get your clicker, but the clicker does help when you're doing more advanced stuff.

    Just be careful about training anything that requires the dog to be in an unnatural position while they're still young.

    Good luck and have fun :)
     
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    Munchie557 PetForums Junior

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    Thanks, do u have any tips to help me start off?? :smile5:
     
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    Just keep your training sessions really short and always positive, make it really fun for the dog. Lots of treats, lots of praise, just a couple of minutes or a few repetitions of what you're teaching. You can use some of your dog's normal food for treats throughout the day so they're not getting too much extra. Don't ever force the dog to do something they're uncomfortable doing or that they're resisting. My dog has never learnt to roll over because it's not something she naturally does and I don't force her because it makes her uncomfortable, and that's ok :) If something you're training isn't working, ditch it and try something else :)
     
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    Ok thanks, he already does a pretty cool trick where he crawls along on his belly, he looks so funny when he does it ;) lol :biggrin:
     
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    Mum has bought a training clicker and some little treats especially for training so he is going to have his first little lesson today, I will be teaching him 'sit' :thumbup1:
     
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    Good luck let me know how you get on please as I'm wanting to start training my little one too xx
     
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    Say “Sit” and bring your empty hand in front of your dog's nose, holding your fingers as if you had a treat.
     
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    Actually many people trained their dog personally but may be those people have not good training rules like How to trained my dog.
     
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    This post is a year old!
     
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    I started training my staffie at about 10 weeks old.The sooner the better Ive heard.To get your pup to sit I take a treat lry him see it, then move it over his head he will then follow treat & his bottom goes down.
    For stay I ask him to sit the I raise my hand so he sees my palm & tell him to wait.
    Hope this helps.