Puppies go through their critical development period for learning and socializing between 8 and 16 weeks of age. It is ideal that a puppy stays with its mother prior to 8 weeks and some experts even recommend 14 to 16 weeks.
A major focus of puppy owners is potty-training and creating a bond with the puppy.
Puppies that will grow up to have a serious job, like a service dog, will begin obedience training at 8 weeks of age.
Balanced Obedience dog and puppy training of Hawaii can work with young puppies to get them started off right with obedience training, housebreaking, and good manners without the use of food bribes or a shock collar. Sign up by clicking the button below to register for in-person Puppy Training. We also have another option if you would prefer to train your dog yourself with our proven Online Course.
When to train your puppy?
If your puppy is great and is not exhibiting any unwanted behaviors, such as biting, barking excessively, or chewing your personal items; then you can wait until the puppy is 12 to 14 weeks of age to begin training.
If, however, your puppy is dominant and pushy and beginning to have bad habits for an adult dog; do not hesitate to begin training as early as 7 or 8 weeks of age. Dogs begin imprinting and learning social behaviors at 7 weeks of age.
What comes after Puppy Training?
The Doggie Boot Camp would be the very best way to get your puppy fully trained. The camp is 2 or 3 weeks of customized training, socialization, and manners for your dog. I will train you and your family upon the dog’s return and there is 1 year of trainer support for you and your dog. Your puppy will have a very solid foundation of obedience training.
The best age for puppies to attend camp is around 15-17 weeks of age so they can learn and socialize before the critical socialization period of development ends around 16-18 weeks of age.
For younger puppies under 3 months old, online support is available prior to enrollment. There are training options for a two-week camp and for three-week camp. There are also special rates for dogs that need to stay for a month or longer.
After dogs have completed camp, they will be eligible to return for boarding-training at a reduced rate.