When Should You Begin To Train Your Dog?

Learn when you should start training your dog.

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65 Responses to “When Should You Begin To Train Your Dog?”

  1. Ethan Elliott

    Jul 08. 2017

    wow I’m so early good work keep itnup

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  2. Ashiqur Rahman

    Jul 08. 2017

    third

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  3. Black Viper Gaming //BvG

    Jul 08. 2017

    anyone know a good breed for me Im outgoing, social, would like my dog to swim , im pretty playful and can take my dog on 1 1/2 hr hoefully would want my dog under 15 inches i would want him to be quite smart like the smartness of a american eskimo /corgi smartness

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    • Jess

      Jul 16. 2017

      I’d recommend going to a shelter near you and asking around for a dog who may enjoy swimming! Volunteers usually will know their dogs pretty well and sometimes they take them out places to see what they like! If you want a ‘smart’ outgoing breed, look for dogs that are herding breeds, working breeds, or sporting breeds! (You can look online for the dogs that fit in those categories! I suggest AKC’s website for breed information. They also list reputable puppy breeders on their site if rescues aren’t your style)

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  4. MTM VIDS

    Jul 08. 2017

    Hey Zak! I have a couple questions that I hope you will answer!

    1) is there a video on how to get dogs off furniture?

    2) what is the best food for a small dog (corgi)

    3) can you make a video on staying away from stairs?

    4) what is a good weight for a corgi?

    5) how do you prevent health issues in dwarf dogs (a corgi)

    6)what could you do to a dog’s food to make it healthier?

    7) how do you take care of a dog when you’re in school/on holiday?

    I would love for a reply and btw keep up the amazing work! I love your vids!!

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    • PlatinumCurlz Productions

      Jul 08. 2017

      MTM VIDS I make my dog homemade food and he loves it, we give him half a cup of rice and half a cup of the home made food, before he would only tolerate he dry food, but he can’t get enough of the home made food, he is literally jumping when I bring it out to him. The food consists of: chopped up carrots, peas, bits of chicken, and other greens, with gelatin and chicken broth. We slow cooked for a little over a day and we keep it in the freezer, when he is ready to eat( We feed him 2 times a day, in the morning and at night) we thaw it out and just put it in his bowl because he likes it cold. I’m pretty sure if I gave him all of the food, it would be gone in 2 minutes.

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    • LittleKitty's Gaming

      Jul 08. 2017

      Look it up

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    • Tom Lawler

      Jul 08. 2017

      MTM VIDS Do you have a corgi by any chance?😂

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    • Juuri Kuuro

      Jul 08. 2017

      PlatinumCurlz Productions Do you feed just chicken as your main source of meat? The rice isn’t needed honestly but I understand it as something to fill him up as I sometimes use it when I make home made meals when I run out of dog food. But cooking the meats takes out the nutritional value for dogs for one and also just chicken alone is not filling your dog’s dietary needs even though he loves it. He needs at the very least 3 different meats and bones (I understand bone broth fills his calcium needs somewhat) and organ meats (like spleens and brains and testes. Not liver). And you should supplement the meal with some omega 3’s and 6’s to balance it out. And make sure the veggies are cooked so they can be easily passed cause uncooked vegetables are hard on dogs stomach. And I doubt you do this, but if anyone opts to make homemade meals, exclude salt entirely cause it’s not good or need for dogs. It’s okay to use chicken short term but you should think about adding more meats to his diet. Mine go crazy for the just chicken home cooked meals too and would kill in within seconds but I don’t keep them on it cause it’s not good for them to just eat one meat source.

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    • MTM VIDS

      Jul 09. 2017

      Tom Lawler 😅well I’m planning on getting one. Also thx you to all the people who replied! You have helped me so much!
      I hope you have a good day!!!

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  5. labs bd

    Jul 08. 2017

    hello Zak I’m a student and my age is 13+ is a Labrador puppy is suitable for me and how can I take care of my dog when I’m in school reply me fast brotther

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    • Chloe

      Jul 08. 2017

      labs bd Honestly, I would say no unless you have someone that can be at home during the day or that can pop in, because it’s not fair for a dog to be left alone 6/7 hours especially a puppy.

      If your family are happy to get a puppy and you can get someone to pop in during the day, then possibly yes. Just remember they’re going to need daily walks (1 hour MINIMUM as an adult), training sessions, and of course the regular costs such as food, insurance, toys, collar etc.

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    • labs bd

      Jul 09. 2017

      Chloe call me arham

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    • labs bd

      Jul 09. 2017

      Chloe if I train him in the evening is there any problem

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    • Chloe

      Jul 09. 2017

      Evening is fine, you may also be able to join an evening puppy training class which would help lots.
      I would also suggest a short training session before school- perhaps when he has his morning meal use his meal as the treats- and then a second training session in the evening. When he gets older a short walk in the morning and then a longer one in the evening would be good, and you can do training during these walks.

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  6. Viviane Brito

    Jul 08. 2017

    Impossible not to give thumbs up for Flurry :))

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  7. Betka Hoppanová

    Jul 08. 2017

    OMG, tommorrow is the day when I bring my lab puppy home. I cant wait. I find these videos very helpful

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  8. PlatinumCurlz Productions

    Jul 08. 2017

    I adopted my dog on The first of July. We got him from the Maricopa county pound; they said he is probably about 1 years old, and he is a border collie-Siberian husky mix. We named him Chakra and he loves peanut butter and hot dog pieces. He is very quiet and we have had him for 8 days. He had just gotten nurtured the day before we adopted him. He hasn’t barked once, the pound said he was brought in as a stray, but We think he might have been a hunting dog with his other owner, because when ever he sees a bunny or a bird out side, he lifts up his right paw and tries to go chase it. We also think he might have had a shock/ pong collar on since he is so quiet and he does almost anything we say. We taught him “sit” and he sleeps in an iCrate medium size. He keeps coughing and sneezing, and we don’t have any plants or flowers he could really be allergic to. Does anyone know why he keeps coughing and sneezing? Thanks.

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  9. blaz sinic

    Jul 08. 2017

    i like how u always get the cutest puppies

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  10. BombasticTomb29

    Jul 08. 2017

    It’s a little bit harder to train my dog because I have treats, he loves them but I don’t thing he dies for them. When I try lure training he follows the treat for 1 sec and looks at me with doggy eyes😍( 9 week German Shepherd ) Know any treats he’d die for?

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  11. Squeezer

    Jul 08. 2017

    woudn’t it be better if the dog was 100% focused on you instead of looking for the treat under cups or where ever ? Nothing against using food to train dogs but it does seem the dog is 75% interested in the food and 25% interested in Zak.

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    • Squeezer

      Jul 08. 2017

      Chloe- Interesting enough there is NEVER a video on that he may do 6 or more videos on how to walk you dog on a leash (with treats) but I have not seen a single video getting a dog weaned off of them.

      I maintain that the dog is interested in the yellow cup and the treat more than Zak and that engagement with the handler is going to require more than food. The dog is looking at him only like it would look at it’s bowl or a treat dispenser. (much of the time)

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    • Chloe

      Jul 08. 2017

      Squeezer I completely agree with you, it would be incredibly useful to see a video on that and I’d also like to see one of more advanced training, perhaps even with working dogs. Many dogs trained solely with R+ are never weaned off treats, but then many dogs trained with balanced methods are never weaned off tools either. Good training produces a dog that works because it’s told to, independent of tools or food.

      From experience, most dogs trained well with R+ are extremely handler focused. Yes, the dog works on the gamble that it may be rewarded and then later, if trained well, out of habit and muscle memory. However any dog that’s trained with any method is initially following cues either for a reward or to avoid discomfort.

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    • Cat Ocean

      Jul 12. 2017

      If the dog works on the gamble, you make dog’s brain like gambling Addict. Don’t you think it’s inhumane as using tools on dogs? I think over training even with foods is not good for dogs. I hope that Zac makes videos on pitfalls of using foods for training so people can avoid mistakes. I know couples of people failed with food training so it’s not rare. However, positive trainers just blame on people that they didn’t have patience or skills.

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    • Chloe

      Jul 12. 2017

      I don’t think that’s quite true, the dog doesn’t get addicted to gambling just like the vast majority of people don’t get addicted to gambling but will still buy a lottery ticket.

      In any case I’m not saying food training is a fail-safe method that works for every single dog, I myself use a variety of tools depending on the dog that I’m working with. However so many people claim that using food to train is ineffective and that it doesn’t work, which is just as untrue as the purely positive folk saying that using tools doesn’t work. MOST dogs can achieve a standard of training good enough to pass the CGC from only using positive based methods, some can achieve their IPO or become an assistance or police dog from positive based methods, whereas other dogs need tools just to walk nicely on a leash.

      It’s true, most people that say that “R+ didn’t work” didn’t put the time and effort in, just like most people that say “X tool didn’t work” didn’t use it correctly. Still, if one method isn’t working for you and your dog then you should try a method that suits you and them better.

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    • Cat Ocean

      Jul 12. 2017

      Anticipation of rewards makes dopamine level up to level of obsession. If you over train your dog, dog’s brain stays in that obsessive mind.

      My dog (very shy dog that adapted as adult) passed CGC with force free and the back clip harness.However, I don’t promote food training or use of harness to people because it’s very complicated than it looks.

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  12. mathew holman

    Jul 08. 2017

    I think u overtreat as i taught my dog to come down the stairs with practically no treats or toys… but i guess different dogs are different

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    • Saul Diaz

      Jul 09. 2017

      mathew holman He isn’t over treating, if you’re stingy with treats it can slow dog training for pups and it looked like he was giving normal kibble anyways

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  13. Clorox Bleach and Windex

    Jul 08. 2017

    I string tennis rackets for friends and teammates and make about $100 a month. Will start donating $10 a month. I really love your videos and please keep making them. God bless you.

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    • Emma McFarland

      Jul 10. 2017

      Jesus Christ continue to tithe and the Lord will bless- oh wait

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  14. LWProductions

    Jul 09. 2017

    I’m getting a puppy and I live i a farm so I have chickens and how to I make my puppy not attack the chickens plz make a video on it plz

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    • Junk Mind

      Jul 09. 2017

      LWProductions this comment made me laugh

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    • Wyatt H2017

      Jul 09. 2017

      LWProductions i have the same problem lol

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    • Mia Love

      Jul 12. 2017

      LWProductions I’m getting a puppy to plus I live on a farm to and I own the spring house it’s a restraunt

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  15. Hades Pentertic

    Jul 09. 2017

    Hey zak which does dogs like more? Play time or treat?

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    • Hades Pentertic

      Jul 10. 2017

      +Zak George’s Dog Training Revolution

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    • Juuri Kuuro

      Jul 10. 2017

      Hades Pentertic lmfao he’s gonna same the same thing. But he also advertises treats so he’s probably gonna say treats too. Doesn’t matter what breed of dog 🙄. Some retriever breeds like treats more than chasing tennis balls. Not all but some. It all completely depends on the individual dog. Zak most likely isn’t going to answer your question cause I already answered it 😑.

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  16. Mitrodaya Roy

    Jul 09. 2017

    East or West u r best

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  17. Parv Mittal

    Jul 09. 2017

    Hey!
    Plz suggest a dog breed for the first time owner.

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    • Zak George's Dog Training rEvolution

      Jul 09. 2017

      See my book for that. You are asking the wrong question. 🙂

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  18. lps tigers rock

    Jul 10. 2017

    zak omg I’m so happy I got a puppy his name is domino

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  19. Alyssa Kurt

    Jul 13. 2017

    I can tell how much flurry improved in puppy biting from his first video. How adorable!

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  20. gizmoplayz and Hamsterlover

    Jul 16. 2017

    what if the dogs are adults instead of puppys

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