How Long it Takes To Train a Golden Retriever Puppy
Goldens are quick learners, eager to please, and are one of the easiest breeds to train. Although training may be relatively easy compared to some other breeds of dog, it will still take time and patience on your part. So, how long does it take to train a golden retriever puppy?
It takes 18-24 months to fully train a Golden Retriever puppy, based on their stages of growth and maturity. At 7-8 weeks you can begin training your Golden to socialize, not bite, and relieve himself outside. By six-months, your Golden Retriever puppy should be learning basic commands, like ‘sit’ and ‘stay.’
As mentioned above it can take on average up to 2 years to fully train a new Golden Retriever puppy, but that doesn’t mean it takes two years before they learn to do anything.
- Socializing Your Golden Retriever Puppy and Leash Training - Potty Training Your Golden Retriever Puppy - Training Your Golden Retriever Puppy Not To Bite
Teenage Years (6 to 18 Months)
Just like human teenagers, this can be a challenging phase in dogs. Despite the strong foundation built in the previous months, your Golden Retriever might start ignoring commands to test your patience.
Maturity Stage (18 to 24 Months)
But overall, your dog should be already well-behaved, well socialized, and fun to be around. You’ve taught your Golden Retriever pup everything he/she needs to know to be a successful member of your family.