Generally speaking, the best training period for dogs is between the 10th and 16th weeks after birth. This period is a critical period for dogs to learn and adapt, and it is also the best time to establish intimate relationships with their owners. During the training period, the owner needs to use the correct methods and techniques to give the dog sufficient patience and encouragement, and help them master the correct behavior and habits.
During this critical period, dogs’ brains are in a highly developed state, maintaining high sensitivity and curiosity to external stimuli and new experiences. Therefore, this period is also the best time to cultivate dogs’ hearing and attention.
- Owners can exercise their dog’s hearing in various ways. For example, in daily life, owners can communicate more with their dogs and make them accustomed to human language and sounds. In addition, the owner can also use specific training tools such as sound toys and music boxes to improve the dog’s hearing level.
- Owners need to pay attention to cultivating the dog’s attention. During training, the owner can formulate some simple commands and gestures, such as sitting down, lying down, etc., and patiently teach the dog how to pay attention to and respond to the owner’s instructions. At the same time, the owner can also use some games and activities to attract the dog’s attention, such as chasing a ball, searching for food, etc.
Training a dog requires a certain plan and steps. Firstly, the owner needs to understand the dog’s personality and characteristics, and develop corresponding training plans based on different situations. For some basic commands and gestures, such as sitting down, lying down, staying in place, etc., the owner needs to patiently teach the dog and make them fully understand, so that they can better communicate with the owner. Owners also need to pay attention to the physical condition and nutritional needs of their dogs to ensure that they can grow healthily.