It’s such a joy to train a 12 week old puppy, they are like a sponge that absorbs everything.
Beckham, a Coton de Tuléar, came with a few problems such as not being house trained and the demand barking issue but she was cute as a button.
After only one accident (which was my fault) she hasn’t eliminated in the house even once. The demand barking took a day and a half to cure because they learn so quickly at this age.
Now let’s go for a walk and oops there is another problem, she seems to bark at every person she sees. Socialization seems to be in order so I knock on every door in the neighbourhood of people I know to play pass the puppy and 2 days later, after meeting about 30 people and many dogs, there is only the occasional barking at strangers. She still needs to meet about another 170 people to be well socialized.
After one week of daily walks and using my 10-second training method she can; Sit, wait, recall (come when called), watch me and walk right beside me without pulling. Now she is ready for her owners to pick her up today. They will finally be able to sleep tonight because the barking all night is finished. She loves her crate.
I love training puppies.