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We got Bogie on Tuesday, 9 weeks old, and so far.........
-He's sitting on command and just today with a hand command
-He's had a couple walks on his leash around the block and pulled only slightly...........sometimes wants to just sit there. I have to walk ahead to get him to move forward.
-He's pretty much not doing his business in the house.......just 2 accidents by day 4.........pee only.

My husband is right now leash training him in the living room to heal, sit etc.
He hasn't caught on completely to shake yet...............
Okay.........just how much a day of all this do they need? Are we doing too much....too little?
Any other things we might try for a 9 week old, or should we just be content with what is happening so far?

When do you guys reommend puppy training classes?

Thanks........sorry...........I'm LOADED with questions!
 

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It sounds to me like you are doing all the right things
Consistency is what they need and do not be thinking that they
don't get it cause they do and will surprise you down the road.
As far as puppy classes, wait til he has had all of his shots
too dangerous otherwise. Keep up all the training that is awesome.........
 
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Sounds just about right to me. Just remember that early on they are trying to impress you. Once they get older ~6 mos or so they seem to not understand a word you are saying. Maya has days where she does everything she is asked perfectly and then the next day it's like I'm speaking French. I ask her to sit and she looks at me like she has never heard the word before. Just keep doing what you are doing and don't get discouraged if one day it seems like they forgot everything they learned.
 

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Sounds like he's doing pretty good right now. Most obedience trainers recommend 6 months before they will start with the tough stuff. Getting used to a leash and sitting is good right now. Remember, he's learning the potty rules too, so keep his lessons to the basics. Doodles are smart cookies so it's pretty easy to go over board cause they learn so darn fast!
 

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Thanks again.......
This morning has been just one of those mornings. He's trying to be dominant and not paying much attention. In the yard, he chose to run circles around us and bite every last little bush and leaf and not do his business,
So, I brought him in, kissed him on his little head and placed him in his crate by the bed.
WELL.....this is not going well! I think you know the yapping, yipping and screeching I'm hearing?
He has to learn to be in his crate alone at times right? Do you guys crate your pup and let him screech? This sounds just awful! But how will we ever leave the house for an hour or 2 if he's not crated?
We're kind of frustrated this morning..........the little dood is looking to top dog us.
 

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A key with crate training is to only let them out when they are calm so they learn that screeching doesn't get them a ticket to freedom.
 

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Wow!! you're doing GREAT especially with 9 week old puppy! high five to you, yourhubby and BOGIE :D :D :D

the harder stuff comes with time as if you just keep reinforcing what he has learned to-date ...it'll stick with him.
Max was a quick learner like your doodle...peanut was a late bloomer
Beau is also a quick learner but i am a softie not starting more than basics till they're 5mos old

other things like Fetch ...they do automatically but when they're a tad older.



so i say go with your doodle's ability and personality :D Bogie you are one smart doodle!
 

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Great job on the training :D :D :D Keep up the good work! Be content with how things are going...you are way ahead of the game. Like others have said...consistancy is the key.

Angel started formal training at 6 mos.

Crate training/ crying...Angel did this too but outgrew it when she figured out it wasn't going to get her want she wanted. It's hard to listen to and I ended up moving her crate to the basement so that it wasn't so loud...although it was still loud enough to be heard! Give it time.

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AHA! Nicole! You answered my question! He's just got to get use to it.......it sounds so pitiful and pathetic........but guess I should just go for a walk or something and let him cry it out, huh?
 

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thanks NICOLE

and crate training for us ...well with Max a total nightmare for 5mos hahhahaa :roll:
Peanut and Beau were a breeze: trained in 1 day :shock:
 
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