A few days ago we brought home our rescued GSD/Mal and signed up for Robert’s training course. This 1 year old dog is smart and has lots of promise.
One thing we would like him to understand right away is that jumping onto furniture is only allowed when we say it is. In his foster home, he was allowed on furniture without boundaries. Now, we want to give him some, but we aren’t sure when to start setting them.
Should we wait until he’s been with us at least a few weeks? Is there some point in training where it’s better to begin telling him when he can and cannot jump up? Or should we start right away? And if so, what’s the best way to do it?
Thanks for any insight!