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Better to train after the puppy is excerise?

I was wondering if I can get better training time if I put Stuart in a puppy day care before doing a formal obedience training session at night? He is full of energy when we attend classes, and does listen.
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It's easier to train a bright and energetic dog.... than it is to train a dull and tired one.

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Very tired is no good, but you can get a bit of energy out before training. I used to have to play ball with my dog for 10 minutes before we started field training, just so she could focus (that only lasted the first year). So I get where you are coming from. Play a little ball or just let your dog run around a bit before heading to class. But don't exhaust him by any means. Make sure he pees right before you go in and poops at some point before so he's not distracted by that either.

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I will try a little ball before we go into the building. He is just so excited seeing the other dogs and people, he has no focus.

I think I am going to get him a vest that says Service Dog in Training, so people will no pay any attention to him. At first was funny watching people pay some much attention to my puppy. Now my puppy expects it from everybody.

For the Service Dog people: Disclaimer this is just so I can him ignore people until his training on how to behave in public is complete. Not to become a Service Dog.
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