When Should You Start Teaching Your Sheltie Tricks?

Sit. stay. roll over. speak.. When should you start teaching these tricks to your sheltie? You cant take a sheltie home from my closest breeder until it is at least 6 weeks old.. I want my sheltie to learn quickly.. Is 6 weeks too late to start? How late could you start?

You shouldn’t even have a puppy at 6 weeks. You should never take a puppy away from it’s mother and littermates until it is 8-12 weeks old. The breeder that you are going to isn’t reputable. I wouldn’t suggest buying a puppy from this person. Backyard breeders breed low quality, unhealthy, unwanted dogs. Don’t support them.

As for training, you can start as early as 8 weeks, but only for about 10-20 minutes a day, don’t do it too much. As your pup gets older, you can train for longer sessions. Shelties are a herding breed. Make sure he/she gets enough exercise. They are quick learners and they need a lot of mental stimulation.

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  • Erika

    You can start teaching as late as 6 years! It’s never too late.

    6 weeks is too early to expect real progress. I started teaching my puppy at about 12 weeks. No more than 10 min a day.
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  • liliannx3

    You shouldn’t even have a puppy at 6 weeks. You should never take a puppy away from it’s mother and littermates until it is 8-12 weeks old. The breeder that you are going to isn’t reputable. I wouldn’t suggest buying a puppy from this person. Backyard breeders breed low quality, unhealthy, unwanted dogs. Don’t support them.

    As for training, you can start as early as 8 weeks, but only for about 10-20 minutes a day, don’t do it too much. As your pup gets older, you can train for longer sessions. Shelties are a herding breed. Make sure he/she gets enough exercise. They are quick learners and they need a lot of mental stimulation.
    References :

  • Emma

    You should start as soon as you get the puppy but i suggest you don’t get the puppy till 8 weeks so he learns lessons from his mum and litter mates and you teach basic tricks first such as sit, down, stay, wait and come as they are needed.
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