Obedience Train Your Dog
Knowing when to start formal obedience training – walking on a lead, the sit / stay command and recall – is dependent on the dog’s sex, breed and personality but as a guide around 4/5 months old is a good age to begin.
However, boundary training should start the moment you take your new dog or puppy home. You have now officially become a dog trainer and the whole environment you bring it into will affect its personality and behaviour.
Socialise your dog and introduce him to various situations.
Furthermore, there is no upper age limit for dog training. The older the dog is the longer training may take and the more patience you may need but to say you can’t teach an old dog new trick’s is a fallacy.
In order for both you and your dog to co-exist in a harmonious relationship it is imperative that you enrol yourself and your dog on a dog obedience class with a professional dog trainer.
Teach your dog the 3 basic skills of Heel, Sit and Come.
For successful canine training you need Know-How, Patience, Repetition and Consistency and most importantly a ‘Positive Mental Attitude’ (PMA).