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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Wanted to share my experience at the vets with my two proper dogs. We had to wait quite awhile and both Pepper and Oliver came in quietly, sat then lay down on command. Oliver and Pepper never moved. People commented on their great behavior.

~ Donna from Gorham

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