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Shemeen's picture
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I have an 8 week old boy.  Any advice on how to train him.  I want him to be a ggo bouy that can go to the dog parks and other public places.

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Just train him the basics until he gets all of his shots. Sit, stay, down, come are the basic ones. You could also work on "wait" at doors. You open the door and if he tries to go through first, close the door as fast as you can without hurting him, itll really help when you start walking out of the front door or if someone irresponsible enough leaves the front door open. Leash training him during the next 2 months will really REALLY help, too. If you go to YouTube and look at kikopup's training videos, they should help you a lot. She's a great trainer. Good luck with your puppy!

Erika and Zelda

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No public places until he is 16 weeks old and fully vaccinated.  Look under Health and read up on "Parvo" thread I started a while ago regarding why it is so important to quarantine our dogs until fully vaccinated.

Read up on all the training threads in here.  Read, read, read!  Best chance of having a great dog is through education.

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I will not take him out early, the word parvo scares me!!!!!  We're working on all of the basic commands at home.  I will do everything I can to educate myself about this breed and Apollo's own personality.  I'm determined to have the best behaved dobie in my city.  This website has been a wealth of knowledge with all of you professional Doberman owners on here giving me advice.  Thank you so much!!!