Dog training week by week

Puppies need routines and schedules. Lots of them. We don’t mean to overwhelm you, but having a schedule for toilet training, feeding, socialisation, crate training, and sleeping will make your life much easier in the long run! Ah, and let’s not forget also ones for learning Life Skills or obedience.
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Schedule for dog training

Rating - 4.8 (7862 reviews)

A new method to train and raise your dog. It includes “”a variety of useful tips and tricks as well as fun games that improve the lives of many dogs as well as their human friends”” (Dr. Ian Dunbar vet and animal behaviorist).


  • Author – Zak George
  • Publish date – 7 Jun. 2016
  • Pages – 240 pages
  • Language – English

Zak George is one of the most well-known dog trainer, best known through his YouTube channel as well as his appearances appearing on Animal Planet. The book he wrote Zak George’s Dog Training Revolution: The Complete Guide to Raising the Perfect Dog With Love is our pick for the best dog training guide since it offers a refreshing perspective on raising the perfect dog. The 240-page book includes all the fundamentals from potty training to pulling leashes to fighting. It also gives essential information on dog ownership, including when you should bring your pet to the vet , and how to choose the best diet for their requirements. George is a kind and welcoming approach to dog training full of tips for decoding as well as “talking with” your dog.

Zak George’s book is heavier on “how-tos” rather than on the technical training content This is the reason we chose it as the best overall. It covers a broad range of subject, and is an excellent choice for someone who is a dog’s owner for the first time or for a dog owner who’s had enough and needs an update.

Rating - 4.6 (3631 reviews)

Everything you should be aware of during the first months of your puppy’s existence.


  • Author – The Monks of New Skete
  • Publish date – 4 Aug. 2011
  • Pages – 336 pages
  • Language – English

The arrival of a puppy is an exciting experience that’s full of love, cuddles and, yes, sleepless nights. It’s a must-have for every puppy owner who is new, The Art of Raising a Puppy is written by the Monks from New Skete, a community of loving monks who truly know what they are talking about. Each of the 352 pages is packed with knowledge about training, caring and loving for puppies because the monks draw upon their 30+ years of experience with raising German Shepherd puppies. This book will assist your puppy to adapt to their new surroundings and provide advice for every stage of a puppy’s development.

Overall, The Art of Raising a Puppy isn’t just excellently written, but the book is packed with extremely useful tips that you can refer to often.

Rating - 4.0 (1369 reviews)

For more than a quarter of a century pet owners have relied on this concise guide for practical, step-by step guidance on how to break the house of their pets in only one week!


  • Author – Shirlee Kalstone
  • Publish date – 3 Aug. 2004
  • Pages – 96 pages
  • Language – English

If you’re having trouble housebreaking your puppy or you’re trying to potty-train a new dog you’ve adopted How to housebreak your dog within 7 days is an essential book. Written by the pet expert Shirlee Kalstone the book will aid you in training any of the “untrainable” dogs. It also includes strategies to help with all kinds of housetraining including litter training and paper training. There are suggested schedules for potty training to follow, suggestions regarding handling accidents and advice about how to help reinforce your dog.

Although housebreaking is an arduous and sometimes difficult training, Kalstone will help you teach your dog regardless of how old or is.

Rating - 4.5 (863 reviews)

A useful puppy guide to introduce children (and everyone else!) to the pleasures and responsibilities that come when you bring a puppy to home. The essentials of training your dog are included right here!


  • Author – Colleen Pelar
  • Publish date – 1 Sept. 2012
  • Pages – 96 pages
  • Language – English

Everybody has heard the tale of the child who asked for a puppy, but didn’t take responsibility for the new puppy. It’s a good thing you can let your child be the trainer by reading this incredibly well written book. The Barron’s book is specifically written for children and is focused on teaching them to take care of the training and care of their four-legged companion. This book will help your children master the basics of clicker training, socialization , and fitness. The 96 pages feature a lot of photos which allows children to see instead of reading a lengthy manual that is stuffed with lengthy chunks of text. It is easy to comprehend and take in, Puppy Training for Kids is ideal for middle-school youngsters and younger.

Rating - 4.5 (4207 reviews)

101 Dog Tricks is the largest trick book available in addition to the one to include high-quality photos of each trick as well as the steps to train it.


  • Author – Kyra Sundance
  • Publish date – 1 April 2007
  • Pages – 208 pages
  • Language – English

Once you’ve got your toilet training under your belt, make sure to keep your dog’s mind active and focused by showing it tricks. 101 Dog Tricks by Kyra Sundance is the best guide for teaching your dog every trick from the book (literally in this instance). It’s packed with color-coded guides to the 101 tricks in the book that are each rated according to a difficulty level as well as the essential “prerequisites” that your dog should be familiar with prior to. The tricks vary from the simple sit, fetch, and stay to more sophisticated (but extremely useful) “go take a drink from the refrigerator.” Beyond their usefulness in teaching your dog tricks, teaching them will keep them stimulated and active, making their lives less likely for them to cause damage around the house. If you’re looking for a single source of tricks 101 Dog Tricks is the book for you.

Rating - 4.4 (367 reviews)

It is dedicated to me and my uncle Joseph who taught me an art form of training dogs over fifty years ago.


  • Author – Lelah Sullivan
  • Publish date – 24 Sept. 2015
  • Pages – 189 pages
  • Language – English

Finding a service dog for your pet can be a time-consuming and costly procedure. Learning to Train Your own Service Dog by Lelah S. Sullivan is a manual to help you teach your dog how to enable him or her to become a good companion animal. Sullivan is a former service dog trainer who teaches the basics of training dogs for different disabilities. While we would recommend using an accredited service dog organization to meet your requirements, this book may assist those who need the extra help in the home but aren’t able to afford the funds to purchase an official service dog. The author has a Facebook group she frequents to get advice and suggestions.

In the end, this guide on self-training a service dog is sure to assist dogs to behave better and adhere to a variety of commands following the steps outlined by Sullivan.

Rating - 4.2 (44 reviews)

The process of training the dog (and yourself) to compete in agility events will make for a great collaboration that you both take pleasure in.


  • Author – Laurie Leach
  • Publish date – 22 Jan. 2007
  • Pages – 256 pages
  • Language – English

If you’re looking to train your dog for agility competitions, the beginner’s guide to dog Agility written by Laurie Leach is a great starting point. The 256-page book covers everything including how to create your own agility obstacles , to the ins and outs of clicker training. Agility contests can be enjoyable for both pet and owner and offer a stimulating bonding activity that you both take pleasure in. According to the title, this book is ideal for anyone who doesn’t have any prior experience with agility and is looking to learn more about it with their dog who is enthusiastic. Although the book is targeted towards the elite agility community however, it’s a fantastic book for anyone who is interested in exploring the world of agility.

Training dog schedule

Dog training schedule

Blimey, that sounds like a lot for just being new to all of this puppy business. But there’s nothing to worry about – we’ve got you covered. 

Our week-by-week puppy training schedule will show you the way to raise your puppy into a polite, well-behaved ready to take on the world dog!

By setting the ground rules for your puppy while they’re young, you’ll have no worries as they grow up. With your guidance, there’s no doubt he’ll become the hottest dog in town in no time. 

Why start off at 8 weeks?

Well to keep it short, the earlier the better. 

A puppy’s prime learning age is before they are 16 weeks old, when they’re the most eager and willing to listen. Better not wait until they hit their teenage years – we all know how much of an uphill battle that age can be.

How wonderful is that?

Now your puppy is home, it’s your job to continue their mother’s teachings on how to live in the human world. Let’s make her proud 

Why do I need to have puppy training schedules and routines?

Just like people do to be honest, puppies thrive when they have a routine. Routines help make a little more sense of the world as it becomes predictable; yet never boring. 

It also helps them gain confidence in themselves, as they know how to deal with new experiences and situations better and better. 

Having a puppy training schedule will help you to

  • Speed up the learning process of house training

  • Feel less of the stress and worries you go through as a new puppy parent  

  • Have a confident puppy! 

What should I include in my puppy’s daily training schedule?

Here’s a few you can include in your puppy’s daily training schedule: 

  • Toilet Training 

  • Sleep Training 

  • Alone Training 

  • Enrichment 

  • Playing, chewing, tugging and sniffing

  • Socialisation (at home exercises).

  • Walks and socialisation field trips

  • Life Skills and Obedience Training

We know what you’re thinking – it definitely looks way too much for a small puppy. And there are so few hours in the day! But there’s nothing to worry about. We’ve kept in mind how everyone’s lives and schedules are different in our guide.

Our ‘sample day’ guide is there for you to print, use and change as you see fit! Your schedule is likely to change and be adjusted the more you and your puppy settle in and train together anyway.

Welcome to the journey.

What kind of training methods will I be using?

Positive Reinforcement training, alongside management protocols, is the latest and most modern training method. This is the one we’ll be guiding you with – let us explain why we trust it.

The reward based system of Positive Reinforcement training has been scientifically proven to effectively encourage the behaviours that you want to see your puppy do, and to give them confidence when entering a new situation. To put it really straight forward – more rewards mean more good behaviour. More good doggies, more happy humans!

What we mean by ‘good behaviours’ could be anything like having our pups sit, lay down, settle, or come back when we call out their name.

Rewards can be all sorts of things such as:

  • Treats,

  • Toys,

  • Praise,

  • Or anything else your puppy likes. Let’s not make it money though, that hasn’t worked out too well for humans.

What does Management mean in Puppy Training? 

Management is all about controlling the situation and environment around your puppy to help them avoid making mistakes or getting into sticky situations (can be meant literally, if they have a toilet-related accident). 

Although you might think management makes you look like the fun police, it’s quite the opposite in the long run really. Management will help them familiarise themselves with the rights or wrongs by setting them up for success, rather than learning by mistakes!

Here’s a few examples of how you can practice management with your puppy:

  • Getting a crate to keep your puppy safe.

  • Restricting an area or room of the house with a baby gate to prevent your puppy going in somewhere we don’t want them.

  • A harness and lead to stop them from jumping up on people with their muddy paws.

Do we use punishments?

No, no. 

Punishing puppies is way behind the times! Doesn’t really make sense to expect your puppy to know the ropes straight away anyway, right? There’s plenty of research in puppy development that shows how punishment methods are just dodgy too. 

With positive reinforcement, you’ll learn how to teach them correctly so that rewards aren’t withheld, and corrections needn’t be made.

Not gonna lie, our training philosophy is quite similar to Seal’s Love is Powerful: Train them with love, kindness and consistency. 

At what time should I train my puppy?

Throughout the day. At the beginning you’ll have to adjust your personal schedule to set time aside to train your puppy.

The easiest times to remember to train your puppy are usually:

  • First thing in the morning (around 7am): Make it after your puppy’s been out to the toilet and use some of their breakfast kibble as food rewards.

  • After their post breakfast wee

  • After their mid-morning nap

  • Before you give them their brunch (around 11) – you can use some of their food ration as treats.

  • After their afternoon nap

  • Before Dinner time (around 3pm) – use some of their dinner to train

  • Before supper (around 7pm) – using some of their food to reward them with

As you can see by our collection of nicely organized bullet points, puppy training relies on repetition and consistency. And patience. Learning (for any kind of living organism, to be fair) works best with a groundwork like this; which we’re more than confident you’ll be able to get the hang of eventually. Once you start seeing the progress with your puppy, we assure you that the excitement will only make you want to keep going further.

What does a day in the life of my puppy look like?

Ah, you ask all the right questions. 

Below, you’ll find a 24 hour sample puppy training schedule. It includes everything you’ll need to do for the day to get yourself (and the little one) into a smart routine. We’ve coloured-coded (how organised are we) all the toilet breaks you’ll have to get through in the day (surely you don’t want poopy floors), nap times, play times, and training times too, to get you right on track.




Wake up and Toilet Time! We’ve put this in the same box because they’ll happen almost at the same time. As soon as your eyes open, go straight to your puppy’s toilet area. Take your puppy with you when you do this, of course (we know the struggles of a sleepy head in these early mornings). 


See if your puppy will go back to sleep after their early toilet break. If not, well, get the coffee on to start your day as well. 


Breakfast – In an activity feeder or Kong to keep them busy and unbloated. 


Toilet Break


Play and Training


Toilet Break




Toilet Break






Toilet Break


Play and Training


Toilet Break


Play and Training




Toilet Break


Play and Training


Dinner Time


Toilet Break


Play and Training


Toilet Break




Toilet Break




Supper Time


Toilet Break


Play and Training


Toilet Break


Relaxation and wind down


Toilet Break

11pm – midnight

Bed Time


Wake up and take your puppy to the toilet. Yes, you read correctly, 3:00 am. Not forever though!


Calmly go back to bed.


Good morning! Start all over – first stop, toilet area. 

Do I have to follow the schedule you’ve set for me?

It’s up to you. First, have a look at the schedule and test out how you and your puppy adjust around it. In broad brushstrokes, one of the most important things to implement is opportunity for toilet breaks, especially after playing, training, napping and eating.  

What does a puppy training schedule look like?

Besides beautiful, it looks kind of like this. 

Our 8 week training plan includes several socialisation exercises, life skills training and husbandry tasks (what a term) you can aim for as the weeks go by.

Example of an 8-week puppy training schedule

Week 1

Socialisation exercises 

– Letting your puppy explore the garden

– Teaching your puppy about surfaces

– Watching the world go by outside your house

– Visiting the vet with your puppy

Life Skills Training

– Teaching them their name

– Sitting (without a cue yet)

– Recall

– Crate Training

– Toilet Training

Husbandry Tasks

– Brushing

– Hand touch

Week 2

Socialisation exercises 

– Meeting the vacuum cleaner

– Fireworks

– Watch the world go by

– Playing dress up (so they get used to seeing people with different clothes)

– Sitting in the car

– Meeting new people (friends who come for a visit)

Life Skills Training

– Alone Training

– Crate Training

– Toilet Training

– Name – in the garden

– Recall – in garden

– Playing fetch

– Drop

– Sit – add a cue word in

Husbandry Tasks

– Handling – start by checking their ears and eyes

– Playing with paws

– Grooming

– Getting used to a collar

Week 3

Socialisation exercises

– Visiting the pet store

– Playing dress up

– Discovering new scents

– Going for a drive

– Surfaces

– Write a puppy socialisation checklist

Life Skills Training

– Recall – adding a cue word

– Sit to Greet – as opposed to jumping up

– Playing Tug

– Alone Training

– Crate Training

– Toilet Training


– Sit – different locations

Husbandry Tasks

– Harness fitting

– Grooming – let’s stick with brushing for now.

Week 4

Socialisation exercises

– Attending a puppy class

– Write a puppy socialisation checklist

– Meet more people

Life Skills Training

– Settling on a mat

– Alone Training

– Crate Training

– Toilet Training

– Lead walking

– Recall games

– Push/drop/stick on known exercises

Husbandry Tasks

– Handling with puppy on a table – vet game

Week 5

Socialisation exercises

– Go to the pub – this one’s for you.You deserve it!

– Meeting children

– Tick 3 things off your personal socialisation checklist

Life Skills Training

– Alone Training

– Crate Training

– Toilet Training

– Retrieve games

– Recall – outside using a long line

– Settle on a mat – different locations

– Lead walking – outside

– Push/drop/stick on known exercises

Husbandry Tasks

– Pretend nail clips

– Grooming

Week 6

Socialisation exercises

– Going on longer car journeys

– Meet a friend’s dog

– Tick 3 things off your personal socialisation checklist

Life Skills Training

– Down – outside

– Leaving toys

– Following on walks

– Watch me

– Push/drop/stick on known exercises

Husbandry Tasks

– Checking your puppy’s mouth

– Starting teeth cleaning

Week 7

Socialisation exercises

– Puppy Parkour

– Going for a swim

– Tick 3 things off your personal checklist

Life Skills Training

– Down – with distractions

– Waiting

– Walking with a friend’s dog

– Alone training – 5 minutes

– Recall – off the lead

– Push/drop/stick on known exercises

Husbandry Tasks

– Pretend ear and eye drops

Week 8

Socialisation exercises

– Tick 3 things off your personal checklist

– Joggers and Cyclists

Life Skills Training

– Lead walking in busier places

– Practicing exercises in different locations

– Teach a hand touch

– Introduce nose work

– Push/drop/stick on known exercises

Husbandry Tasks

– Nail trims

Build you own schedule through “Push-Drop-Stick” 

What is Push, Drop, Stick?

Glad you asked. 

Push, Drop, Stick, is a way of systematically raising the difficulty of an exercise or behaviour you want to see happen. It’s one of our favourite ways to see when puppies are ready to move on in their training.

Let’s think about it this way – keeping things simple and the same can make your progress slower as your puppy can get stuck at a certain level of difficulty, instead of moving onto bigger things. We want to keep raising the bar enough so that our puppy doesn’t get bored, but not so much that they find it too difficult and give up when they aren’t rewarded. 

To prevent puppies from being in a jam, we can use a system called ‘Push Drop Stick’. 

It’s all about maintaining enough momentum so that your puppy stays excited and motivated about winning some good treats; but not so much that they aren’t thinking about how to be rewarded by trying harder and eventually quit. 

Does it seem a tad like slot machines? Possibly.

How does it work?

Let’s do 5 repetitions of an exercise, and keep track of how many your puppy gets right. Based on how they perform we’re going to choose whether to do which of the following –

Push – go to the next level of difficulty (raise criteria)

Drop – back to the previous level of difficulty (drop criteria)

Stick – stay at the current level of difficulty (stay with current criteria)



How many out of 5 did your puppy get right?

What should I do?



5 out of 5

Make it harder

They are proficient at the current level. Yay!


0, 1, or 2 out of 5

Make it easier

They’re about to quit – this level is too hard for them right now. 


3 or 4 out of 5

Do another set of 5 at this difficulty

They don’t need you to drop, but they aren’t quite ready to be pushed yet.

Why should I train like this?

By training in repetitions of 5, they’ll be less likely to get stuck at a certain point. It also means that we’ll get better at keeping track of where we’re at in training, so we can work on strengthening their behaviours.

What is difficulty or criteria?

Difficulty or Criteria relates to the ‘three D’s’:

– Duration: How long your puppy can perform the behaviour for

– Distraction: What their distractions are like

– Distance: How far can you be (distance-wise) and still have your pup perform the task or behaviour.

How should I continue dog training after this 8-week plan?

First off, take a breather and let us congratulate you. 

Well done for completing your puppy training schedule!

We only wish we could say that’s the end of the training, and that you’re off to a happily ever after. This is half true – of course you’re destined towards joyful times with your puppy, but really, you’re just getting started. Now there’s a good way to frame it.

Your puppy has now learnt the first ABCs of their world, but not much beyond that. There’s still so much to cover – the fun has only just begun!

Your puppy may have grown in size, but they’re still like babies on the inside. Let’s not expect too much from them too soon, they’re simply not ready to leave Neverland just yet. Bet you’d have liked to stay younger for longer too…don’t lie.

One thing you’ll need to know is that once your puppy’s confidence starts to grow, you’ll definitely need to keep up reward based training so that they can continue growing into the good dog everyone will turn heads for.  

Definitely a love me, love my dog situation.

Besides staying consistent and keeping up your good spirits, here’s a few more things to keep in mind to strengthen your puppy’s training:

  • Train in different locations so that your puppy generalises well

  • Don’t forget about the Push/Drop/Stick system

  • Work on alone training so your puppy gets increasingly comfortable being left on their own

  • Have variety – you can start teaching them different things and tricks from a young age. Perfect for impressing your neighbours. 

  • Attend a well-run training class by an accredited trainer

Here’s a heads up that might leave you in a tizzy. At around 6 months old puppies start to go into the teenage phase . 

This phase can be quite troublesome and rebellious (just look back at your teenage years), so make sure you keep training all the way through so that this doesn’t come as a shock to you.

Some extra schedules you’ll need

Toilet training schedule

Why do I need a schedule for toilet training?

There are mainly three good reasons why you need a schedule for puppy toilet training. 

  • You have goals to work towards

  • It enters your puppy into a reliable and predictable routine. Puppies are brilliant ‘joiners up of dots’ . A schedule helps them pick up on patterns; such as going to the toilet after A, B, or C. 

  • Most importantly – Schedules makes toilet training go faster

 As you may have realised, when your puppy is, well, just a puppy, they have very little bladder control and they need to go to the toilet often. You’ll see that the older they get, the better they’ll become at holding in their wee; meaning less toilet trips for you, and more of their ability to communicate their needs to go. Their use of full English words are still out of the question though. 

With time, you’ll be able to spot signs. Some puppies are very obvious – standing by the back door or sitting and whining in front of you until you pay attention. Others may be more subtle and start sniffing and circling around. 

You’ll learn to read your own puppy’s language eventually!

How often will my puppy need the toilet?

At first, a lot!

At 8 weeks, your puppy will likely need the toilet once an hour. 

As they get older, they start to be able to hold it for longer. Crate training can really help with this – just make sure not to get too excited by it, and don’t rush into it as they risk having an accident inside the crate. Think of it like a toot: if you force it, well, we all know what happens.

Here’s a handy table showing how long the average puppy is able to ‘hold it in’ by age: 

Age of my puppy

Maximum they can hold it for is

At night they might hold it for

8 weeks

2 hours

5 hours

12 weeks

3 hours

7 hours

16 weeks

4 hours

8 hours

PRO TIP: If you have a toy breed, they’ll need the toilet more frequently.

Sidenote – If your puppy is going to the toilet more frequently then these numbers, don’t panic! There’s nothing wrong with them, it’s just that all puppies develop differently. They’ll be able to hold it in one day, we promise!

Puppy feeding schedule

Does my puppy need a feeding schedule?


Puppies need a feeding schedule in order to get their metabolism in tune with predictable eating times.

A feeding schedule is also the foundation that’s going to help with all of the other training and routines you have for your puppy like training and doing home alone training exercises. Remember that what comes in must go out, so having a good idea of when they might need the toilet will be of great help to plan out the rest of your day.

How often should I feed my puppy?

It depends on their age. But just so you know, young puppies need to eat a lot…they might as well be vacuum cleaners. 

It makes sense though, they are growing, and need huge amounts of calories for their mental and physical development. It’s actually quite right that they gobble so much food down! 

As for you, you should spread your puppy’s feeding times nicely throughout the day and use activity feeders to provide enrichment opportunities (aka so they don’t bloat and run into any digestive troubles).

Below is a nice table showing  how many meals a day your puppy should have. This depends on their size, breed, and their own preferences of eating times! 


Meals per day

8 – 16 weeks

4 times a day

16 weeks  – 6 months

3 times per day

6 months +

2 times per day

Naps & Bedtimes schedule

How much should my puppy sleep?

Just like human babies – a huge amount! On average, your puppy will need to sleep between 16 and 20 hours per day. After so many lessons and external stimulation, they sure do need the rest.  

Why do puppies need so much sleep?

Puppies need to sleep a lot because they are busy growing physically, mentally and taking in so much information at once. On top of that, they’re doing so at a much faster rate than you can imagine!

When should they sleep?

Puppies should sleep many times throughout the day. Usually, their sleeping times will look like this:

  • Mid-morning: After they have eaten, and have had time to play or train.

  • After lunch: They’ll use their down time to digest their food. Their body is a poop making factory at this point.

  • After dinner: Another perfect moment for digesting food and information

  • At night: One last chance to process the day away before drifting off.

Why does my puppy need a sleep schedule?

A sleep schedule or set nap times allows your puppy to hit reset, and get them on their feet to start fresh for more learning and developing. 

Here’s other reasons why they need a sleep schedule:

  • So that they’re not fractious or irritable. We’re sure you can relate.

  • Following the above point, they’ll be less inclined to bite and mouth you.

  • They’ll have an easier time processing all of the new information they’ve taken in throughout the day

  • It lets you have some time away from them. This isn’t meant to sound mean, but you’ll find that your puppy’s nap times will do you well to catch a breather too.

Will my puppy need less sleep as they get older?

Yes! As your puppy gets older, they will often sleep less, but don’t forget that even adult dogs sleep a lot. Think of Grandpa George. 

Should I wake my puppy up for toilet breaks?

Not during the day. Note that the schedule we have outlined for you is just a sample; your puppy might wake up sooner or later than said on the schedule. Just make sure to take them out for a toilet break after. 

No need to wake them up! If your puppy is sleeping, it is best to leave them to sleep – they clearly need the rest. 

At nightime, your puppy will let you know what they need. They will probably wake up for a toilet break in the middle of the night, but if they don’t, then we advise you to set the alarm for around 5:00 am for a quick trip to the loo. You wouldn’t want to wake up to the smell of fresh wee, trust us.


The first thing you need to teach your puppy include the following:

* Toilet Training
* Crate Training
* Handling
* Their names
* Life Skills or Obedience training.

We suggest sticking to the three phases of recall, sit and down.
You could teach them tricks some time later.

The moment you get them home is the best moment. It’s clear that the age isn’t that important. Make sure that you’re old enough to let go of their mother, however!

In this case you may want to consider putting yourself first. You should arrange your training in accordance with what you consider the most essential for your life. The most common scenario is as follows:

Toilet Training: Avoiding poo in the living area seems to be a very popular choice
Your dog’s name is so they’ll know who you’re talking with, not the wall.
Training in a crate or in confinement Crate or confinement training: This is ideal for getting them to start becoming accustomed to being separated from you. It is also a great way to help them realize that life won’t stop after you’re gone.
Handling: demonstrating how hands can be friends not toys to chew is always helpful.

There are three fundamental rules to be following for the length of a training session for your dog should last:

Short and sweet: no more than 5 minutes to fit in their short (but sweet) attention span
Do it throughout the day to improve their ability to retain information and also improve your bonds
Repetition: Repeated practice leads to progress, which eventually results in the perfect. There’s no need to be perfect but you’ll get the idea.