As I interact with a ton of Pet Owners daily, there are numerous doubts and questions they ask me. One of Them Being “How Long will it take me to Train my Dog?”. Well, I get a Little confused and sometimes irritated as well by answering the same question and explaining them about their Training Goals.
Hence, in this article, I will give you an idea of the training time period of a Dog and what factors influence this time taken by Dogs to learn to get Trained.
First of all, I would like to ask the person who puts up this question in front of me some questions from my side.
What Do you mean when you say you want to train your dog?
Which Dog will you call a Trained dog? A dog who is potty trained or a dog who sits and stands on his owner’s command?
or when your dog can search for any person using his smell?
Well, The answer to the question of “How long does it take to train a dog” lies a ton lot on your definition of a trained dog. As I asked some questions above, Many people may define a Trained dog when a dog stops barking when his owner asks him to “stop”.
Many people will consider a dog to be trained when he has learned to Potty inside the toilet or at the place where his owner wants him to pee. It depends on the trainer’s Training ambitions and goals.
You must Decide what a Trained Dog means and how it is defined to you. Just Like we as Human beings learn daily, same is the case with dogs and puppies.
But there are certain factors which can control the time it takes to train a dog to achieve the goal you want to achieve along with your lovely dog. They are:-
1. Training Techniques
As Some people Learn something “New” quickly in their life as they are quick learners or their tutor or teacher teaches in a way which is so easy to grasp up. Similarly, in Dog Training, the techniques that are used to teach some New trick to your dog plays a very important role.
Elder Dogs takes more time to learn new tricks and hence they should be taught that new trick by a different technique. These Dog Training techniques depend on the breed of your dog and also his age.
Puppies are taught and trained using other techniques are compared to dogs more than 1-year-old.
Doggy Dan’s Techniques are really Awesome and have been proved to be working well since last 10 years.
2. Age of your Doggy
This point is one of the most important factors which determines the time your dog will take to achieve the Training standard you want him to achieve. Age does play a key role. It does not mean that Old or Elder dogs cannot be trained, but it takes more time and patience to train them something.
Hence, always adopt a dog who has lived in a civilized and looked-after environment in the past so that you don’t need to spend a lot of time to train him.
A Tutor, which in most cases is You, also plays a major role in your Loved dog’s training. Your Patience and Dedication will determine not only the time it will take your dog to get trained but also how well he is trained and taught.
Consistency is very important. Spend at least 10 to 30 minutes daily in teaching your puppy or doggy and making him learn what you want him to learn.
You don’t have to be a Professional Dog trainer to be able to teach your dog to learn basic commands and follow you. Anyone who practices the Techniques of training a dog every day can do that, even You.
If you want him to ‘sit’ on your command. Teach him that. If you think he will be a trained dog if he sits on your command, just spend some time daily on him.
Once he Learns to follow your command to ‘sit’, just move one step further and teach him ‘fetch the ball’ command. Slowly, you will achieve all the Goals you have set up and your dog will have less behavioral problems as he had before.
Just be consistent and focussed. Everyone takes time to learn new things. It took Clarita three months to train her dog to follow her commands using Doggy Dan’s Techniques. So, I want you ‘Not to Give UP’.
What are the Important Things your Dog should learn?
Apart from your personal standards of training your dog and your dog’s behavioral and lifestyle problems, here are some common problems that every dog owner faces. Here is the List Below:-
This is very Important kind of training that your dog needs. Nobody wants to adopt a dog and then spend his day cleaning his shit from his place or his crate. Training a puppy to pee outside takes around 4 to 6 months on an average. You can also train your dog in less than 4 weeks if you are consistent and take him outside more often.
Plan on taking your Doggy on a walk preferably after he wakes up after a nap or after his meal. Whenever your Dog pee outside, just show some love and affection to him.
Accidents are bound to happen when you start teaching your dog to pee outside but he will improve gradually. Don’t show anger and be patient.
2. Crate Training
You should get a Crate for your pet dog. Dogs prefer to sleep and eat in their ‘Den’. Hence, Crates are their dens as you don’t want your dog to create a mess in your Living room or bedroom.
I would prefer Amazon Basics Folding Metal Dog Crate as it is big enough to accommodate your puppy even after some months when he grows in size. Place some soft toys in Crate as well for him so that he doesn’t feel bored inside.
It can take around 2 to 4 weeks for your dog to Learn crate training. But it might take longer if your dog didn’t had a fixed place to reside in his past.
Though most of the dogs get used to Crate easily, some dogs feel difficulty in sleeping in the crate in the starting.
Some time spent while playing with your dog before bedtime can help him sleep well and get quality sleep.