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Training Progression/Milestones

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Training Progression/Milestones

Post by oddbird » Sat May 26, 2018 4:21 pm

I know we have some amazing trainers on this forum so I figured I would ask the experts ;)

What do you guys consider the major training milestones? Do you guys have a general sense of ages that you expect your pups to know certain things? For example, by 6 months they should sit and down on first command, stay for a few minutes by a year, etc.?
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Re: Training Progression/Milestones

Post by Dutchringgirl » Sat May 26, 2018 6:55 pm

I never did that, I was always working them on something. there is plenty of OB they can do that does not have age specifics.
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Re: Training Progression/Milestones

Post by Steve Gossmeyer » Sun May 27, 2018 5:10 pm

By six months my puppies have shaped behaviors and are getting ready to be trained... I do nothing but engagement, drive building and socialization with my dogs until they are around 2... you cant put expectations on individual dogs on what they should pr shouldn't know... I have goals set for each training lesson and take it for what it is... I never put a time frame on anything because that causes frustration, rushing and mistakes... I like to let them be puppies and once they show me they are ready for the real training then they start to be trained

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