Incorporate Training into Your Daily Life

Your dog is always learning. Do not limit your rewards to training sessions. Keep non-perishable treats available in many different places so you can practice your new tricks frequently. As you are brushing your teeth, ask your dog for a “high five”, before your dog jumps into the car have him sit, as you are making dinner ask your dog to “down” outside the kitchen. Keep your dog always guessing which game he will play with you to earn his reward. Also, be sure to acknowledge correct choices and desirable behaviors even if you don’t ask for them. A smile and a “Good Dog” can help your dog understand how he should behave.

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I am confident that you would be proud of the two little puppies that started your classes months ago as they have grown into wonderful, obedient, loving young dogs.

~ Toni from Portland

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