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Categories: Basic Puppy , Marker Training , Puppy Training

Q. I'm getting a new puppy and I'll have lots of time to spend with him. How much time should I spend on training each day as he grows up?
I got your puppy package of 4 DVDs and enjoying them. High quality production values and great info. I am on marker training one now.... one piece of info I have not yet found.. is how much time to train on a daily basis? I am retiring and getting a 3 1/2 month old standard poodle... I have lots of time to walk, train and be with him AND I do not want to over train. How much time each day should be spent "training" as he grows up?

Mark

A. Training time is dictated by the puppy and his enthusiasm and attention span. It's always better to keep things short and fun and resist the urge to do “one more” repetition.

A few minutes 2- 3 times daily is much better than 10 minutes once a day. You have to evaluate the puppy once you get him and then you'll also find there are certain times of the day he's more dialed in to training (usually before meals is a good time).

There is no timeline for training, it's as much an art as a science.

Here's a short video clip about timelines in training. I hope this helps.

Congrats on the new pup, enjoy his puppy hood. They grow up really quick.

Cindy Rhodes
  
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