Quick Training Tip

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“Puppy, sit!  Sit!  Sit down! Siiiiit! Sit!!!”

Does this sound familiar?

What was that?  Down?  Maybe next time.

What was that? Down? Maybe next time.

If you’d like your dog to listen to you the first time you ask him to perform a behavior…

Say each command only once!

Wait a bit for your dog to do it.  If, after a few seconds (Maybe up to 5), he doesn’t perform the behavior, stay silent, and gently guide him into position using a treat.  Once he does it, let him have the treat and praise like crazy! 

Why not repeat yourself? 
Every time you say a command and your dog doesn’t listen, he learns that he doesn’t have to listen when you ask him something!  Ensure that he performs a behavior after every command, and he’ll catch on.

 

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One Response to Quick Training Tip

  1. Gina says:

    Ziba is so cute with her little eyes closed! She’s just sitting like a good girl!

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