Use it or Lose it!

You’ve taken the classes and done your homework, but without practice your dog’s training will slide!

Take the opportunity daily to reinforce the cues that are most important to you. Ask her to Drop when she is chewing her Nylabone and reward her for doing so by giving it right back, or cue a Leave It while you are on a walk even if the object she is sniffing isn’t objectionable, just to keep her sharp!

Reward recalls from the backyard and ask for a long Down Stay while you scoop out her dinner. Watch and Touch are easy to practice at random so that they work when you need them. Maintain your dog’s cues by putting them to use in normal interactions with her and you will reap the benefits of living your training!

 

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