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04-06-2010, 07:22 PM

What should a 14 week old puppy know?

Just wondering what training people think a 14 week old puppy should know/be able to do? (if that makes any sense?)

Cooper does sit, down, paw, wait, touch and has pretty good recall although sometimes he forgets himself when things get exciting. He walks on and off the lead. What else does he need to know for his basic education?
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04-06-2010, 08:04 PM
I have a pup about the same age, and he does most of that except the paw or touch thing which I havent tried to teach him. He is pretty good at 'stay' though, even if his dinner is waiting to be ate, Walking on the lead is still not perfect, as he sometimes thinks it is a thing to chew, or crosses in front of me when I am walking etc.

I would say that yours was doing well because I think mine is, and yours does more than mine
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04-06-2010, 09:06 PM
Sounds great so far!
I would go with manners like greeting people properly, walking on the lead and being handled by people
Socalisation like going to the vets and things

and keep on working on the life saving ones like recal with more and more distractions

and as many fun tricks as you want - get their little minds working

If you are planning obedience or agility or something you can think of tricks along those lines

Its good to have going away to target/bed tricks
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05-06-2010, 04:11 AM
Housebreaking and basic obedience commands are mostly what I aim for by 14 weeks. They also need to be comfortable around strange people, dogs, stairs, elevators, traffic, noise, etc. Obedience can be taught later. Socialization is much more important by that age.
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05-06-2010, 08:16 AM
You can do the socialisation alongside the obedience.

I have found with some pups that you can move too fast and fill their little brains too much. You think they can do everything but you haven't generalised it. For me the generalisation is the most important thing.

So sit, down, stand and walk nicely are done in the town, at boot sales, inside and out. Until they are solid I wouldn't teach much else except free shaping for fun.

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05-06-2010, 09:38 AM
We are practicing what we already know in different situations, but I wanted to know if there was anything missing in his basic education that he really needed to know.

He asks to go outside now when he needs the toilet and goes through the night without making a mess, he has been fine with dogs/people that he has met, he seems to be ok with the traffic he has met, he travels in the car well, he can be groomed, although this morning he was playing with the brush rather than keeping still, he has been introduced to the tortoise and the horses.
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05-06-2010, 10:56 AM
Originally Posted by rune View Post
You can do the socialisation alongside the obedience.

I have found with some pups that you can move too fast and fill their little brains too much. You think they can do everything but you haven't generalised it. For me the generalisation is the most important thing.

So sit, down, stand and walk nicely are done in the town, at boot sales, inside and out. Until they are solid I wouldn't teach much else except free shaping for fun.

rune
Sorry to be a dummy, but what do you mean by 'free shaping'?
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05-06-2010, 10:56 AM
Tesco car park, town centre, night time trips, pets at home, car boots.

All are good to experience. Children, people with hats, sticks, pushchairs, wheelchairs as well.

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05-06-2010, 12:09 PM
In my humble experience....................

By 14 weeks, a puppy should know how to......................



pinch slippers and underwear
chew toes
Get stuck behind/under/ontop of furniture
bite their lead
piddle when excited


but most important of all.....................

make people go 'awwwwww' and give those cute puppies eyes
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05-06-2010, 01:28 PM
Originally Posted by akitagirl View Post
In my humble experience....................

By 14 weeks, a puppy should know how to......................



pinch slippers and underwear
chew toes
Get stuck behind/under/ontop of furniture
bite their lead
piddle when excited


but most important of all.....................

make people go 'awwwwww' and give those cute puppies eyes
Oh well mine is doing great then, but maybe a bit better than he should be because he also manages to get stuck on the stairs, AND chew all the flowers off the garden plants.

Is he progressing too quick do you think?
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