Dog Training or Puppy Training? Here’s the Brainstorm


Dog training and puppy training are two different things. In fact, if you don’t train your dog or puppy early on in life they’re both going to have problems later on.

What’s the difference between dog training and puppy training? Well, essentially it boils down to this: dog training teaches commands that help your pet deal with life as an adult, while puppy training teaches them how to behave when they’re still young.

The first year of a puppy’s life is the period when they are most open to learning.

The first year of a puppy’s life is the period when they are most open to learning. Puppies are more open to learning than adult dogs. They learn new things quickly, have a strong desire to please humans, and are less distracted than adult dogs. They also have an incredible memory for what you teach them during this time in their lives!

This means that you will be able to establish good habits with them, like house training and crate training, which can make it easier for you when your puppy becomes an adult dog (and no longer listens as closely).

Young puppies are eager to please and love to learn, but they can get distracted easily.

Young puppies are eager to please and love to learn, but they can get distracted easily. This is why it’s important to begin training them early, when they’re still young and impressionable. Once a puppy reaches 6 months old, its brain develops more fully and it becomes less receptive to training. The sooner you start your pup on the path towards obedience, the easier it will be for both of you in the long run.

There are many benefits to starting early:

  • You’ll save time! If you wait until your dog is older than 18 months before beginning any kind of training regimen (or even just basic socialization), he or she might already have some bad habits—and breaking them will take longer than if they’d been trained at an earlier age. By starting now instead of later, not only will your life become easier but also theirs as well!
  • It’s never too late! While most people think that puppies should start learning by three months old (which isn’t necessarily wrong), there is no rule saying that older dogs can’t learn new tricks either — especially when their owner takes the time necessary so that all parties involved enjoy themselves while doing so!

Puppy training is easier than dog training.

The first step to puppy training is to understand why it is easier. Puppies are more likely to be responsive to training because they are still learning about the world and your home environment, which means you can shape their behavior in ways that will help them adapt. Unlike an adult dog, a puppy won’t have any bad habits that need breaking, so you can focus on positive reinforcement rather than negative punishment or even neutralization (in other words, ignoring the undesirable behavior).

Finally, puppies are more likely than adults dogs to respond positively when given treats as rewards for good behavior; this makes it much easier for you as a trainer!

Behavior issues that aren’t addressed early on in a dog’s life can be harder to correct later in the dog’s life.

Once your dog has been trained, it’s important to maintain the behavior. If you’ve already started to train your dog and then stop, it will be hard to get back into that habit of training again. It’s like learning to play an instrument: if you start playing when you’re young and keep practicing, by the time you’re an adult and want to go back in with more experience and skill, then it’ll just come naturally; but if you wait until later, it will be harder for them because all those muscles have atrophied from lack of use.

Similarly with training dogs: if they’re not taught good habits early on (such as sit/stay/come), then their behavior may become entrenched as an issue for years after that initial training has stopped! This is especially true for puppies who aren’t socialized properly or trained well during puppyhood—this can lead up into adulthood where they still need help with basic commands like “sit” or “stay” because they haven’t learned how yet!

Dog training takes more time and effort than puppy training.

Dog training takes more time and effort than puppy training. However, it’s important to realize that your dog will benefit from the added focus and consistency because it is more targeted towards his specific needs.

Puppy training is easier because your puppy doesn’t know any better—he’s going to learn whatever you teach him now, even if that means learning how to be bad! On the other hand, adult dogs have developed their own habits over time and may not want to change them just for you. It takes patience and consistency on your part in order for this process of habit breaking through repetition (or “extinction”) work effectively at changing your dog’s behavior without causing confusion or frustration in either of you.

The sooner you start training your dog, the sooner you’ll have companionship from your pet.

If you’re thinking about getting a dog, it’s probably because you want some companionship. If that’s the case, then please consider starting your training early. The longer you wait to train your dog, the harder it will be for you and for them. The more time goes by without training your pet, the more difficult training will become—this is true whether or not they’ve been socialized with other humans or animals already. It might seem easier in the long run if they were already familiar with other living beings when they came into your life but there are plenty of dogs who were raised in isolation or with little human interaction before being adopted into new homes where their owners want them trained properly (ahem).

If there’s anything I learned from working at this non-profit rescue center dedicated solely towards helping abandoned dogs find loving families who can provide them with everything they need throughout life—it’s this:

Even if you don’t have time to take an entire training course, there are online courses that can help you out.

You don’t need to be a parent to reap the benefits of early dog training. In fact, some of the best ways you can get started are through online courses and videos that can help you work at your own pace. Most importantly, these programs are cheaper than in-person classes, more convenient than finding time to travel for training sessions, and can be completed from anywhere (with an internet connection).

Start training your dog as young as possible, even if it’s just some basic skills like socialization and housebreaking.

Start training your dog as early as possible, even if it’s just some basic skills like socialization and housebreaking. Don’t wait until they are older to begin training them. If you start teaching your puppy from a young age, then they will be more likely to enjoy training sessions and respond well when you give commands.

You can use this time to teach them tricks also. Something as simple as “sit” or “come” is a great place to start but there are many other fun things you can teach them! Housebreaking is another important thing that needs to be taught too – so don’t forget about that!


We hope that we’ve given you some food for thought and helped you to make a decision about your dog’s training. We know that it can be hard to choose between puppy or dog training, but we think it’s important not just for the sake of your pet but also for the sake of your own sanity! After all, if you’re going through all this work just to get an animal companion in order to help improve your life, why not do everything possible so that they can live happily with us?

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