Start early, move ahead quickly
Be consistent: prevent unwanted behavior, reinforce behavior you like

Early training for puppies; lifelong training for all dogs

  • Your responsibility
  • The breeder's responsibility
  • The shelter's responsibility
  • The foster's responsibility

The first 24 hours together

8 to 12 weeks

12 to 16 weeks

Adolescent and beyond

Prepare for Success:

  • Enjoy the dog you have as a unique individual
  • Focus on existing strengths that are important to you
  • Accept characteristics you cannot change
  • Identify training steps that can enhance communication and bonding with your unique individual