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We just brought home our mini boy (10 weeks old now) last week and he's been so fun. He's settling into his crate very well and is getting more comfortable with our potty schedule.

But his attention span is SO short. Even during play time he switches to a new toy every few minutes. For training he pays attention for a little bit knowing there's some treats in it for him, but after a few he's like meh, next lol.

Is this typical of mini's? Are we expecting too much of him in his first week still getting adjusted with us?

One thing I noticed is that he might not be sleeping enough (he's bad at self regulating so we have to crate him for nap time now instead of letting him be near toys). Wondering whether his attention will improve once we get him taking regular, scheduled naps.
 

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It's ok. He's an infant. An infant of a different species. Think of him as a diaper wearing baby and you'll feel better. We don't worry that our one-year-old hasn't mastered trigonometry. Easy does it. Slow your roll. He isn't supposed to have an attention span, yet. He's supposed to explore nine different toys in two minutes, stop and sniff the floor, run and chew your shoelaces, and then run somewhere else. Curious and active is normal for puppies.

If you want to start training for focus and attention (and you should!) put away all the toys except one. Sit on the floor with your puppy and this one toy. Fiddle with the toy and wiggle it on the floor to get his attention. Wait for him to pounce and bite. Play gentle tug long enough to recite the alphabet in your head. Then, take the toy away and put it out of reach, perhaps in an armpit. Still yourself. Ignore him. Wait for him to stop trying to get it back, and look you in the face with an expression of, WTH? The instant, the very instant as if you were taking a photograph of his face, say YES in a happy voice, and bring back the toy. Repeat this game. Play->stop->freeze your own body into a statue->watch for eye contact->say Yes->return to play.

This game teaches your puppy to look at your face and to seek attention. It's not your job to get his attention. It's his job to get your attention by staring at you. After a week or so of playing, tell your dog to GIVE before you remove the toy. He won't know how to let go and give at first, but will learn quickly. Playing this game for no more than a 1 minute session twice or three times a day will skyrocket your puppy's attention. Remember, he's a baby. Let him be a baby. Enjoy your puppy.
 

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What Click said! The name of the game with baby dogs is short attention span theatre. One or two minutes at something 3-5 times a day will get you further faster than thinking you need 30 minutes all at once once a day.
 
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