Jeremy Moore is a very busy guy, like most. Yet Jeremy is always training his seven dogs with short opportunities, not long, laborious sessions. And yes, he’s a professional dog trainer with an entire business built around making hunting dogs their very best at Dog Bone Hunter. Today, Jeremy shares 10 basic tips to help young dogs be the best they can be—whether they’re hunting dogs or not.
Two months old is not too young to accomplish small, incremental differences in behavior. “I’ll reward just slowing down and being calm in those early months to reinforce getting under control,” shared Jeremy. “Sometimes it might just be a lowered heart rate or standing still, it doesn’t even have to be a ‘sit’ or a ‘stay.’” The first six months are the most critical, but if you wait to begin training after six months, the risk is forming bad habits over two-thirds of their young lives.