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Dogs with Dog Walker

Training

Our Methods

Training dogs through play and obedience is an effective and enjoyable way to build a strong bond between you and your pet while teaching them essential skills. Here are some ways that we do it with great  effectiveness:

1.  We use Positive Reinforcement.  Positive reinforcement involves rewarding your dog for good behavior with treats, praise, or play. This encourages them to repeat the desired behavior. When your dog listens to a command or performs a desired action during play, reward them promptly with treats or enthusiastic praise.

2. We Incorporate Play into Training Sessions.  Dogs are instinctually programed to play, so incorporating play into training sessions can make learning more enjoyable and satisfying for them. We use their favorite toys or games as rewards during training exercises. For example, we can use a game of fetch as a reward for successfully following a command.

 

3. Using Toys for Obedience Training. Toys can be valuable tools for obedience training. For example, you can use a tug toy to teach your dog the "drop it" or "leave it" command. This is a great way to teach impulse control and address issues such as resource guarding.

5. Teaching Basic Commands through Food Play.  Many basic obedience commands can be taught through play. For example, you can teach your dog to sit by luring and then having your dog chase food.

6.  Marker System.  We will teach a system utilizing markers. Training takes time and patience, so be consistent with your commands and expectations. Using the same cues and rewards each time while you train will help your dog learn quickly.

7. Make Training a Part of Daily Life:  Look for opportunities to reinforce obedience training throughout the day. For example, ask your dog to sit before mealtime or before going for a walk. This helps reinforce their training and encourages good behavior in various situations.

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