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  1. honeychi

    Do you mean agility? Obedience traning can begin straight away, but jumping ect is not recommended until at at least 18 months because the pups bones/joints are still growing and this puts strain on them and can cause problems. An agility club wont let you participate until this age.

  2. renodogm

    A dog shouldn’t do any jumping higher than it’s elbows until a bare minimum of a year old. Certainly not before the growth plates are sealed. For larger dogs, this often doesn’t happen before 14-18 months old, depending on the dog.
    You can start the training you need for Agility well before that, however. You need a good background in obedience and having a dog that will work with you off leash. You can start at http://www.cleanrun.com for some good books on starting Agility.

  3. WP Robot

    Training can occur at any age. We’ve had fosters from 6 months to 10 years of age and we haven’t found any difference in their ability to learn commands.
    Obviously if you have a young pup that you are dedicated to training would be most ideal but an older dog is still extremely train-able.

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