The Best Time to Train Your Dog

What is the best time to train your dog? There is actually more than one best time to train your dog…there are five! We’ll be posting one of them each day this week. Here’s the third installment.


Best Time #3: Throughout the Day “Cues”

You don’t want to have to carry treats around with you for the rest of your life. Thus the importance of asking your dog to do one of the behaviors that you’ve been capturing throughout the day and using “life rewards.” Life rewards are anything your dog wants that isn’t food. Want to go outside? Sit first. Want to chase the ball? Lie down first. Want to get on my bed? Go to your bed first. Want to sniff the fire hydrant? Walk 10 steps by my side first. Want to go for a ride? Get me a beer out of the fridge.

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