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Quick Dog Training Tips & Hacks
Browse the following dog training tips and hacks that I put to use daily, to get not only the most out of training dogs, but also my relationship with them!
Dog Pulling 101
If your dog pulls as soon as you step outside of your home together, pretend like you forgot your phone and head out.. before pretending like you forgot your keys.. and your wallet.. and so on. Until you start seeing that your dog starts focusing more on how forgetful you are as opposed to walking, in which case you can start rewarding and repeating as needed. A harness will make this the easiest.
Boredom is Okay
If you're walking your dog regularly, and they have access to different physical, mental and socialization outlets, you should then try giving your dog opportunities to just be, and do nothing, especially while people-watching. To do this, take your dog close to a dog park, and from a distance just sit, watch and wait for your dog to settle and praise if it's something that's challenging for them. Otherwise, just practice enjoying being there together, watching others!
Neutral Grounds is Safer
Is another dog coming over for a playdate? If you're not sure how both dogs will feel when meeting, or if they get overly excited, start with meeting outside and going for a walk first. They'll still be excited on walk, but using a harness you should be able to help them walk away from each other before coming back together as they calm down, before heading indoors.
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