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Every dog needs basic manners and this ensures his safety and gives you peace of mind. This basic training also provides the framework for more advanced training work and helps your dog reach his full potential.
When Should I Start?
Immediately start teaching your dog the rules in your house. This is really important because if there are no rules in place, your dog will makes up his own set of rules. The training starts the instant those feet come through the front door
I prefer short sessions spread over the day, but work with what fits your schedule. The biggest key is being consistent and spending time every day training your dog. Remember, even a few minutes is beneficial for your dog. Keep your training sessions short and fun, giving lots of praise when he performs correctly so he’ll want to work with you.
Daily training sessions will help him learn and give him an opportunity to practice -- and perfect -- what you have taught him in earlier sessions. If you really want to make it easier on yourself, incorporate the new skills into his daily life too so you reinforce the training and it becomes a good habit.
How Long Should the Sessions Last?
Keep your sessions short and sweet, you and your dog will
benefit more from
the short sessions. If you can manage several 5-minute sessions through
that would be great, if you can do 10 to 20 minutes at a time that
and is so much better than drilling the dog endlessly on commands. For
the session should last 3-5 minutes, spaced throughout the day with at
half-hour break in between – their little brains need shorter work
more breaks and more fun. No matter what age your dog, more frequent
with shorter periods of time will give you better results.
· Heel (or as I have taken to calling moving forward, “Let’s go!”
Here’s a quote for your training sessions: “Blessed are the flexible for they won’t get bent out of shape.”