A puppy’s first 20 weeks is critical to all future dog training they go through. During those first 20 weeks, the pup learns how to learn, what is safe or dangerous and how they get the things they want. These are all necessary survival skills and why puppy training is so important to their overall growth and development.

Instilling a foundation for learning how to get the “stuff’ they want through puppy training classes is the most important skill they will have and sets your puppy up to learn any number of behaviors quickly and easily as they mature.

Dog obedience behaviors such as sit, down, stay, leave it, heel, come, etc. are all very complicated behaviors for a dog. A solid learning foundation is necessary for these dog obedience behaviors to become reliable and habitual.

That foundation must be established in the first 20 weeks of your puppy’s life and training your puppy is the only way to lay that foundation. While most of us get our puppy normally at age 8 to 10 weeks, we must remember that the puppy has been learning since birth. Failure to recognize this critical learning time sets the dog and humans up for conflict in dog training and living going forward.

At Two Bears Dog Training in Erie, Colorado, we specialize in teaching your puppy the foundational skills they need in order to make the next 10 or more years a pleasure for you both. Contact us today to learn more about our professional puppy training or dog training services for the Boulder County area.

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