Although many people do not realize it, there are some critical periods in a puppies life. These critical periods in the puppies life can determine how well the puppy will behave and develop through each stage of its life. From birth until three weeks the puppy is dependent on the mother. During the forth week the puppy begins to walk, respond to different sounds, and eat solid food. Puppies should never be weaned away from the mother or litter mates during this time.
Obedience Puppy Training Miami:
When the puppy reaches the age of twelve weeks it’s best to teach basic commands such as heel, sit, stay, come, down, leave it, off, place etc. The sixteenth week is a very critical time for the puppy. Puppies often try to test their owners during this time. The owner must gain the puppies respect through obedience puppy training. All dogs should be trained to some extent by the sixteenth week. Puppies also must be taught acceptable behavior, what will be tolerated and what will not be tolerated. Disobedient puppies become disobedient adult dogs, disobedient adult dogs can become vicious or problem dogs.
The socialization period for puppies is from 4 to 6 weeks of age, usually the best time to acquire a puppy from their breeder is between the early ages of 7 to 9 weeks. The most critical period of the puppies life is between 6 and 12 weeks. All puppies must be exposed to their litter mates and human contact other than the breeder between 4 and 12 weeks. One of our greatest joys is to share the growth and development of our clients pets here in Miami and watch their puppies grow, learn, love and respect them. If you want to avoid your puppy from becoming a vicious or problem dog contact Master’s Professional Dog Training today.