training my puppy.

Discussion in 'General Dog Training' started by adnilym, Dec 28, 2008.

  1. adnilym New Member

    I have a ten week old poodle cross puppy. May anyone let me know when I can begin training him. How often should I train him and for how long. This is the first puppy I have trained. Other dogs have been mature. Thanks.:msngrin:

  2. snooks Experienced Member

    You can start right away with positive food treats for incentive. Keep the sessions short since he's a little guy. 1-3 minutes 3 times a day in short sessions. Teach sit and down and spin and then with a clicker and treats in hand while he's still having fun see what you accidently capture like roll over dead, or sit like a slop. All these little cute accidents you can capture and click and treat and use later for a great dead-bang dog or put all 4 paws in a box etc. The younger he learns to learn the more he will learn and the more fun it will be.

    I posted the science behind clicker today that was very interesting. Take a looksee.
    :doglaugh:
  3. adnilym New Member

    Thankyou for your advice. I do enjoy reading your posts. I look forward to using your ideas.
    Adnilym.
  4. snooks Experienced Member

    You're very welcome. I am glad these posts helped. Poodles are very very smart. I bet you'll have such a wonderful time training with you new pup. :dogsmile:

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