Daily Dog Training Tip, What Your Puppy Wants, San Jose Puppy Training
If you were to boil dog training down to it’s most basic concept it would be this. Dogs want to know two things. How to avoid discomfort and how to get as comfortable as possible as fast as possible. Your job is to show them just that as clear and as conciese as you can. If you can show them this with no confusion you are on your way to creating a winning team.
When you see my San Jose puppy training videos you will see that I almost always use tools to help me elicit the behavior. That is the key. Get the dog or puppy to give you the behavior that you are looking for willingly. Another piece of the puzzle is the amount of repetitions. Most dog owners don’t do nearly enough repetitions. How many do you need? You need 10,000 reps of every behavior that you want done reliability. That means 30 reps per day of every behavior that you want. Do this daily for 1 month = 1,000 reps. Do this for 10 months and now you hit your mark of 10,000 reps.
Lastly, for most casual dog owners the environment will play as big a roll, or bigger a roll in training the dog. Here is an example. You take your dog to the dog park. You allow your dog access to a doggie door. You don’t supervise your dog on bathroom breaks. You allow strangers to feed/pet your dog just to name a few. Don’t allow your dog access to social situations that are over it’s head. Go slow and gradual.
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