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How much of an impact did paid training help with you/your pup? I have a dog friendly office and once I get a pup this year take them in, and also want to go for an advanced level of obedience in general. Is spending several k a year in training worth it?

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I would say it’s diminishing returns. You’ll get more out of the first 8-10 sessions than you will out of the second 8-10 and so on - you also need to be consistent and practice on your own.

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For a dog with some underlying behavioral issues, it can totally be worth it. For example, if you have a quarantine puppy who wasn't well socialized before 16 weeks, you may want to give it a go. But if you've had great success with obedience training to the point where your dog obeys commands even without treats, and even from a distance, I don't see why you can't try it out yourself. Lots of trainers have online tutorials and such. Some apps have good free training lessons. But the benefit of a trainer is that they teach you how to train your dog consistently and correctly.

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Well then you are way ahead of the game. So many people during COVID got their quarantine puppies and then kept them in quarantine as well. The result was lots of untrained, unsocialized puppies with behavioral issues being dumped at shelters. You are being so responsible. It's awesome. Depending on the age of the puppy, I would say just brush up on some tutorials for treat-based training. There's no harm in starting early with things like Sit, Stay, Down, etc. as long as you keep it fun and quick (5-10 minutes of training). Let the puppy drag a small leash around (like a cat leash) when you play to make leash trainer significantly easier when you go for a walk. Let him or her get used to your presence around your food bowl as the bringer of food - not the one who takes things away. Trade one toy for another so he/she doesn't see you as the one who removes toys and ends play but rather shares toys. These are things that normally happen organically when we raise dogs, but sometimes we just don't have time, especially with our modern busy schedules. Read up on the importance of socialization before 16 weeks. There's already so much out there on it, there's no point in anyone repeating it here. But lots of articles have great advice on socializing puppies in a safe way, as most puppies don't finish vaccines before that window. (The big fear before being fully vaccinated is parvo, and it's a very real issue. Believe me. I just went through it. My puppy died.) Make sure your vet agrees with what you are considering. I'm currently the proud owner of an unsocialized dog that I rescued when she was 6 months old, so I can safely say that it is a pain in the butt to deal with. Rewarding. But difficult. If you are getting towards the end of the 16 week window, and you are concerned about behavior problems (excessive chewing and destruction, fear, anxiety, nipping) most consults are pretty easy and affordable. It's worth the peace of mind just to get an assessment. It could just be normal puppy or breed-specific behavior. But the earlier you start to deal with issues cropping up, the better. Because often, the problem isn't the dog. It's us. And remember, you don't need to take a year off to have a well trained dog. Trust me - you'll find lots of people who have near-perfect, obedient, social dogs from pre-pandemic. You just have to have time, dedication, and love to spend 10 minutes per day with your dog.

Does your dog listen to your basic commands? I think for office pup, you really just want your pup at AKC good citizen level, so maybe just aim for that.

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I started my pup in puppy training classes at $150 for 8 weeks and it’s been amazing. I’m a first time pup owner, so mostly the classes have been training ME how to raise my pup. Most of the actual training happens outside of class because you have to remain consistent, but it’s been really helpful. Eventually I want to get him to AKC good citizen level so I can bring my pup to work :)

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We’ve found it very helpful as long as the training is as much about you. If it’s sending the dog away where you aren’t participating, you’ll see limited value over time because you won’t be keeping up your behavior changes that drive the dog’s behavior.

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I would only ever attend trainings that train me to train the dog, I’ve had friends try the send away thing and the dogs don’t ever learn to listen to them and they never learn how to train their dogs!

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It depends on whether you incorporate the lessons learned into daily living and habits. I incorporated most of the lessons into daily norms and it has really paid dividends in general temperament and overall obedience. Plus, he's a happier dog because he can formulate expectations and have those expectations realized because we have the same "language."

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