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It’s a good idea to add training time to your dog’s schedule every day. It helps improve his behavior, and it provides him with some mental stimulation. There are a few ways to add training to your schedule each day:

  • Training sessions: Training sessions are short (about 10 minutes) periods you set aside a few times each day to work on a particular skill, such as basic commands. This is a great way to train a dog to do new behaviors and to reinforce them.
  • Opportunity training: This involves using different opportunities that arise throughout the day to reinforce your dog’s training. For instance, while your family is sitting down to a meal is a great time to work on a “go to place” command. While you’re watching television in the evening is a good time to work on capturing behaviors with a clicker.

Adding both of these methods to your schedule is sure to create a better behaved dog.

 

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