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8 mos old puppy - Too old to train from scratch?

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We're picking up a family dog, soon. We've found an 8 month old young'un who's captured all our hearts, but I'm worried he's too far past the puppy window to train without having some kind of late-dog-training issues. Because of this, I'm wondering if we move past our doggie crush and commit to a 2-month-old pup who we know is a clean slate, and we can raise fresh.

Can you begin training at 8 months and get the same results as starting when they're 2 months old?

Thanks for any advice. Hope you're all well.

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Ive adopted dogs from 1 to 3 years old. They have all been trainable.
What level is this dog at and what do you want..?

I had one with a brain injury, he had basic housetraining but nothing else. He was taught a good recall so he could walk off lead, he was taught house manners ie no begging, no stealing,no chewing things. He could give a paw and sit on command and various other basics. OK he was no genius but as a pet he was just great.
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