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    DefaultAt what age do they realy start to learn?



    My Rubin is 11 weeks old now and I know they say to start teaching them right from the start.

    But does anyone know or have a realistic age of when you can start training your pup? When do they really start to understand and take in what you are saying to them and learn it.

    I'm just talking basic commands like. Sit, Stay, Leave it, Wait and Take it, Come, and walking on a lead.

    We know now at this early stage they are just a wild ball of fur. It's funny how people say they are so cute but really I call him the "little monster"


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    you start right away. they CAN learn very young, a friend was just saying she was visiting another friend who had three five week old lab mix pups (she was fostering) and they all knew sit and down. each dog will have a different learning curve but with patience and practice (short short sessions) they are learning from a very young age.
    Charlie (foster) and Rocky

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    Sophie learned sit and down by 9 weeks, shake hands by 10 weeks....drop it by about 12 weeks....leash by 12 or so....hope this helps.
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    The sooner you start the better.




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    Ok great. I better get going now. He's going on 12 weeks. Thanks!


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    I agree with everyone here. We got Bentley at 5 weeks old and he learned "sit" by 7 weeks!! Labs are definitely very smart dogs!!

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    as soon as you get them

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    Mine is a year and a quarter now and he still can't make a sandwich for me when I instruct him to. First of all he puts too little mustard on it and then he gets mayo and mircale whip mixed up and puts the wrong stuff on the bread. (I also suspect him of doing the old, 'one for you and one for me' thing with the sliced ham.)

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    The main thing to remember is that they have close to no attention span when they are very young. As the weeks go buy, you can increase the duration of training sessions, but I would keep them to just a couple minutes, let the pup play or do something else and repeat. Clickers work wonders

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