You nurture them. Food, water, exercise. Instruction, structure, guidance. Rest, play and exploration. They grow. If you’re consistent, fair, patient and kind, they thrive. Educate, socialize, manage and train. So by six months you have a solid foundation of basic manners in many locations. Sure they test people, what teenager doesn’t?
Interesting that in the traditional world of dog training, you wait until the dog is 6 months of age before beginning.
Doesn’t that make you think?