Just got a new puppy and have started training. My question is about how long does training go on? Once the dog knows sit, down, come or other basic commands, how often do you do refreshers, or is this an ongoing thing with your dog throughout his/her life?
Ongoing. I mean, you're always going to be using the basic commands, probably on a daily basis. Many of the things you train are manners, so they use those on a daily basis, as well. I think training certainly slows down as your dog learns how to behave properly and they learn the basics, but that doesn't mean you have to stop. Refreshers are fun to do on rainy days, or you can add a new trick in there whenever you want. Contrary to popular belief, old dogs can learn new tricks!