We get this question all the time and we’re so glad we do! this one will be a 2 part answer.
Part One – ASAP! Chances are you already training your dog and didn’t even know it! Everything you do on a daily basis is teaching your pup what to do and equally important what NOT to do. If you are asking when should you start professional training with a trainer ASAP! The more training the better!
Part Two- 6 -9 months. But wait… you just said ASAP?
YEP! We know that not every family can afford or want to invest in the dog obedience training cost. What we recommend if you are looking the get the most training done for your budget than 6-9 months is our “sweet spot” for training.
Why? your dog from 8 weeks-6 months is super smart… just not quite mature enough to retain all that brilliant training you are about to bestow on them. Thats why teaching a puppy to sit looks easy.. but then you add some distractions like a few more people or noises… and forget about going to a public place and expecting them to stay there.
What we found is that dogs from 6-9 months are mentally and physically mature enough to handle high level obedience training. Once fully trained- you just have to maintain it!
The cost of dog training for most is well worth the investment for a long happy and (mostly) stress-free relationship with their pup!