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I'm a little uncertain what kind of training you are talking about. For a young puppy the kind of training you need to focus on is introducing her to lots of strange things, people, environments, potty training obviously, basic things like casual walking on a leash, casual come when called, sit, wait—things like that.
As always, with training, make it short (just a few minutes at a time without a lot of boring repetition) and sweet (fun—lots of praise, treats, toy and play rewards.) You want to quit while the puppy is still happy and interested; end on a good note by having her do something she already knows. A good basic puppy socialization class can provide lots of different things for the puppy to be exposed to; it'll help you also to have a person you can get hands-on advice from when little problems crop up. She can start that now.
That can flow on in to a basic obedience class as she gets older.
Your phrase "get her training" confuses me—are you talking about sending her to a trainer for in-house training? I always recommend that you train alongside your puppy. You'll get a wonderful chance to build your relationship to a deeper level. If you take her to a trainer for them to work with, you really have no idea how she is being treated while she is there. And it's just as much a matter of training you as it is of training the puppy. She won't retain any training she gets if you don't know how to keep her interested and learning or what to do to keep her from developing bad habits.
Last edited by melbrod; 08-23-2020 at 12:40 AM.