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How Long Does It Take To Train A Puppy?



A question often asked by people looking to get a Yorki-Poo or any dog is, "how long will it take to train the puppy?" While it's a common question that is asked frequently, there is no exact answer. After all, training a puppy isn't an exact science. There are many factors that can come into play which can drastically change the training process and the duration of the training. Typically, you will be consistently training a puppy anywhere from 3 to 4 years. The key is maintaining consistency with your training efforts. This means consistency with everyone in your family.


Factors That Can Impact The Duration Of Training:


1. Consistency


As mentioned, the main thing that can dictate the total amount of time it takes to train your puppy is the consistency of your training. You want to dedicate a specific allotment of time per day and stick to it. The key is keeping the entire training process as consistent as possible. Repetition of good behavior is key to reinforcing it. Maintaining a high level of consistency throughout every portion of the training process can help you shorten the total amount of time needed for your puppy to learn obedience.


2. Goal


Another thing that can impact the total amount of time it takes to train your puppy would be the end-goal of the training. For instance, if you are looking to potty train your puppy, you can expect it to take anywhere from 4 to 7 months. However, you can get your puppy on-board with the training much faster with impeccable consistency. In fact, some might even take to potty training in as little as a couple of weeks. You simply need to take your puppy out every morning and getting them familiar with the routine. By using crate training, you can shorten the potty training process considerably.


3. Obedience Training


This is a must for any puppy. Typically, you want to start this process when your dog is ready and able to go on walks which occurs between the ages of 3 to 6 months. This is when you will begin the process of teaching your dog to obey your commands. It is important to ensure consistency with everyone in your household. Using the same command for each member of the household can keep your puppy from getting confused. As with any and all training, maintaining consistency from an approach standpoint and doing it daily can shorten the total amount of time it will take for your dog to become fully obedient.


As you can see, there are plenty of things that can alter the total amount of time it takes for your puppy to be trained. Whether you are looking to get a Malshipoo, Morkie, or another breed, you can expect the training process to be very similar.


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