Hi there, I'm a new Doberman owner and I'm wondering when I should start obedience training with my pup. My Doberman is currently 10 weeks old and I want to make sure I am starting training at the appropriate age. I have heard varying opinions on when to start training, some say to start as young as possible while others suggest waiting until the puppy is a bit older. I want to give my puppy the best start in life and help them develop good behavior habits, so any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!
As a Doberman owner, I started obedience training with my pup when he was about 4 months old. I found this to be the ideal age as my Doberman started to become more independent at this stage.
We started with basic training such as "sit", "come", "down" and "stay", as well as housetraining at home.
What I really loved about this age was that my Doberman picks up new commands quickly and was keen on pleasing me. The training sessions were fun and engaging. He had an unbridled energy, which we harnessed positively during training.
I also found that obedience training at this age helped him to be more socialized in different environments. Getting him to interact and socialize with other dogs and people was equally important to me.
In conclusion, I believe starting obedience training with my Doberman at 4 months was the perfect time as it helped us establish a strong bond and foundation for later training.