Sitstay Blog: Tips From The Pros
Dog training is not about commanding or controlling your dog. It is about building the relationship between you and your dog . Master the art of attention.
When you are at the center of your dog's attention, the bond between your dog and partner will be strong. Build a solid foundation. Do all the steps. If your dog tries to jump ahead too much, both you and the dog will become frustrated. If you teach your dog a recall from six feet, don’t expect the dog to complete the recall from thirty feet the following week. Dogs are constantly picking up information from their owners. Every moment they are around you is a potential training opportunity. When they allow your dog to pull you down the street, jump on you for a snack, or take food from your plate, they are learning. They are opportunistic. It's in their nature. Being proactive is always better than reactive. When it comes to living with our dogs, especially newly rehomed dogs, management is really key. You must contain them appropriately when you cannot directly supervise them. 1 in 3 pets will become lost at some point in their life. Your recall is your safety line, your invisible line. Start slow and add distractions over time. Dog Gone Dogs is a team of dog behaviorists in Omaha, Nebraska. They help put a stop to unwanted dog problems. Passively training your dog takes no more time out of your day than turning on the TV or sending a text message. All you need to do is wait for a dog to offer a behavior or action that you like. Then simply pet your dog or say a command word for the action within 3 seconds. Samantha Bissell is a Dog Trainer and Behaviorist at Dog Gone Dog Problems. “Building Training Into Your Routine” “A Tip From The Trainer’’Owning a dog is a lot like raising a toddler. There will likely be tantrums, getting into things they’re not supposed to do and lots of learning mistakes. It’s essential to be consistent and patient with your dog during this important developmental stage. .