Zeal. Gusto. Passion.
Remember to find joy while you're working with your dog. Isn't that part of why you wanted a companion?
If you and your pup are enjoying your time together, you'll both be more motivated to learn and to bond. How could you not be successful?Read More
Do not fixate on what your dog is not learning. Or on a stumbling block that you’re trying to hurdle.
You can't teach every cue all at once, and your dog certainly can't learn everything you want him to learn in one eight-week puppy obedience class.
Focus on the progress you're making from one year to the next. When you take the time to reflect on your dog's behavior from last year and compare it to present behavior, you're going to see improvements.Read More
I'm cheating with my letter X. I know, but working with qualified and knowledgeable dog experts is incredibly important for you and your dog.
While you'll want to find a veterinarian, groomer, pet sitter, and maybe even a dog walker who work best with your pack, you don't want to overlook the importance of a professional obedience trainer.Read More
Weather, especially inclement weather can work in your favor for training opportunities! Whether you’re taking advantage of the wind, light rain, or thunderstorms, you and your dog can have a blast training during distracting weather conditions.Read More
Practicing a skill or two at meal time is so easy to integrate into your daily routine that I decided to stress that point.
If you're giving your dog supplements or medications hidden in yummy treats, then ask your dog to do something to earn the "reward."Read More
Keeping training interesting is crucial for your dog and for you. Nobody wants to train if it turns into drudge work.
Rotating skills and rewards helps maintain your dog's focus on the task at hand.Read More