MarLoWin Aussies

Why should I train my dog?

Is it ok for my family to be involved in training?

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Miniature American Shepherd in show ring

Can an old dog truly learn new tricks?

Absolutely.   Consistency is key here and everyone in the family should have an opportunity to learn and train with your pup.  Training together teaches everyone to be on the same page. 

All the intelligence, loyalty and versatility you expect in an Aussie only in a "Smaller Package"

Puppies are like a sponge and are learning from the moment they are born.  Basic manners training should start between ages 7 and 14 weeks.  Formal obedience training starts in many states at 4 months of age.  The puppies are eager to learn at this age and their brains are particularly responsive to learning and retaining new experiences.  Puppies enjoy having the one on one attention and keeping training sessions short and sweet goes a long way toward building confidence.

toy aussies

why should I train my dog?

My dog is still very young, is she too young to understand trainings?

Obedience training with your dog builds communication between you and your pooch and builds up confidence in your dog.  Dogs need structure and leadership, like children, to feel secure.  Training also helps prevent and solve many behavorial problems.  If your dog is well trained you are able to trust him more with strangers, children and new situations.  This will allow you and your dog to have the confidence to go more places together.