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Out of Sight Dog Fence Dog Trainers of Fort Lauderdale and South Florida

 

I was at a client’s house in Fort Lauderdale the other day.  She was telling me about her brother’s dog and how he was having a difficult time training him.  She said that her brother had been working with his dog for about a week now and nothing was happening.  I explained to her that when training your dog, you must always keep it slow…

Rush, rush, rush.  Do, do, do.  Now, Now, Now.  We Americans always like to do things fast. We always want to be in the fast lane. We love fast food.  We read the Cliff Notes and not the Book…. What we have to understand is that it doesn’t work the same way with our dogs…

One of the biggest reasons that we have problems training our dogs is that we are impatient and want the training to be fast. Dogs learn through repetition and consistency. Neither of these two words connote “fast”.

The best way to train your dog is to take “baby steps”. If your dog is misbehaving while in a room full of people, let’s first determine what he is like when he is in a room just with you.  If your dog is having a hard time sitting, let’s first make sure that he can stand next to you and give you focus (look at you).  If he can’t do that, he won’t be able to sit.

The secret to this process is to break down your training exercise into many “little goals”. Each goal is obtainable and is required before you move on to the next “little goal”. You will now be able to succeed because you have forced yourself to take “baby steps”.

This will allow you to be consistent and succeed. Your dog will feel better because he will have the ability to obey you and you will gain much needed confidence. The relationship between you and your dog will be a happy, learning, and loving experience.  If you have any questions about dog training or out of sight fencing, please contact us at The Best Out of Sight Dog Fence Trainers in Fort Lauderdale and South Florida.