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    I see this was posted a few times, however, most of that ages were 6 months +. I have a 7 week old black lab, when should i start training with commands? Is it too early? She does not focus for a long time, kind of puppy all of the place demeaner. Should I wait until she is 3 months or older? Thank you

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    Start now. With that said puppies generally can't handle corrections until 4 months if you are using traditional training methods. Google clicker training, you can start now and not have to worry about stressing the pup out!
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    Find a puppy k class and enroll. They are a wonderful, stress free and safe environment for puppies that are not yet fully vaccinated. Look for a good trainer and stay away from places like Petco and the other chain stores. There is absolutely no reason to wait until a puppy is 4 months old to begin training and the socialization of a puppy k class is priceless.
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    training at home starts the day they arrive. keep sessions very short but do many over the day. make everything a training opportunity. keep things happy and light.

    you can do puppy classes before 6 months, these are GREAT for socialization (to people, new places, other dogs) and training (tips, tricks, practice in a new environment).
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    thank you so much everyone, she is a handful, but i am having a blast, will take all the recommendations and put them to use, i bought a really good book and i can tell she is learning already. the hardest part is leaving for work, she must know something is up and just lays on my feet. sooo adorable

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    Any pics?




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    Oh yeah tons of pics
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