Tips for Teaching Your Dog New Tricks8:12 AM
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Keep Training Sessions Short
Dogs, especially puppies have a pretty short attention span. If you try to make them sit through a training session that is hours long, both you and your pup are going to walk away frustrated. Try 10-15 minute training sessions a day, and you'll be surprised at how quickly your furry friend comes along.
Take it Slow
Just as you need to keep training sessions short, you can't expect too much too soon either. Your dog is not going to be jumping through hoops their first day, even a simple sit command may be too much to hope for on the first try. Just be patient and stay consistant with one command at a time until it has been mastered.
Do not ever yell or hit your dog while trying to train them. This only sends a negative message about your training session and may even make your pups behaviors regress even further. Plenty of sweet words and gentle praise or encouragement are all you need to see positive results.
Have Plenty of Treats on Hand
Consistancy, patience and a few great treats are all you really need to help train your dog and teach them new tricks. Have any pet training tips of your own? Feel free to share them in the comments below.