Good Morning! General Training Question:
At what age should a puppy be proficient on the recall? I have been working my pup on the recall for about a month, he's 12 weeks old, and I'm just curious as to your opinions on what age pups can be expected to recall successfully. I don't want to push him too hard, but I also don't want to be too lenient with him. Tough balance to find! All suggestions welcome. Thanks!
Thanks, Pixie. I agree that he shouldn't be corrected until he well uderstands the command, which I guess won't comee for another couple of months, at the earliest. We don't plan to do any correction until at least 6 months. Well...besides the obedience type corrections we must do already to discourage bad behaviors, i.e. nipping, chewing furniture, etc.
I will keep doing what I'm doing, knowing that he's a puppy and doing well so far, and I'll keep my expectations at an appropriate level for the next few months.
@tgatto, I had to amscray on the sit before eating thing. Created a serious nervous eating problem for Rowdy and he is by no means a nervous dog. I have since amscrayed the sit before eat thing and he eats like a champ again... IMHO I wouldn't make them do any commands at eating time as it creates a nervous eater... Long time and renowned GSP trainer Joe Nadeker would agree.
#first hand advice from Nadeker