Five Ideas That Will Perfect Your Dogs Training
When your dog training program is complete you are not finished training you are entering a different level of training. Let me tell you some things that will guarantee that you have a well-trained dog.
1. Training is Never Done
The training is not over when your obedience class is finished. In fact, your dog needs to be trained its entire life. However, instead of making it a training session in later life you will use the exercises in daily life at home. For example, your dog needs to do to lay down while your family has dinner, etc.
2. Train 15 minutes a day
Train daily spending 15-20 minutes daily. Do it in a way to make it fun for you and your dog. The secret is to do it consistently.
3. Perfect the basic exercises
Make sure that your dog can do each of these exercises with perfection and for you food trainers that means no treats either.
3. Sit-stay with you out of site
4. Down-stay with you out of site
5. Walk on a loose lead
These exercises are a must. If your dog cannot do these then you do not have a trained dog.
4. Train in several different locations
DO NOT keep training in the same place. Find several new places to train your dog. Each location will have its own distractions that your dog will have to learn to work around. This is what we call proofing your dog.
5. Be consistent
This is the one that is most often neglected. You need to be consistent and always expect and require perfection from your dog. Do not make him be perfect today and allow him to get by with imperfection tomorrow. Your dog needs this consistency in order to become the dog that you want and a great member of your family.
Remember that a well-trained dog is a happy dog so you are doing something that will improve your dog’s quality of life and strengthen the bond between the both of you.
One thing that people do not understand is that a well-trained dog does not have behavior problems because it is trained well!
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