Training The Dog: Where and Who?

They should not only provide variety when playing but also in education. Involve the whole family and change the training location more often.

Get the whole family involved

Within a family, the question of who takes over the education of the dog should not really arise. Because the correct answer is: all! Of course, the entire clan shouldn’t make a pilgrimage to the dog school every week, but at least the adults should take turns. Older children should also be involved. Even if you don’t want to expect them to complete the lessons at the dog school, regular practice with the animal should be an option.

There are no wrong links

Anyone who insists that the whole family help raise children is killing several birds with one stone. You yourself will be relieved. The others learn how to handle the animal almost automatically. Because of course, not just anything is practiced, but strictly according to the specifications of the dog school. After all, what you have learned should be in place by the next lesson, right? And you avoid one of the biggest traps that lurk in dog training: namely that the dog associates the exercise with certain places, conditions, or people. These are the dogs that are almost perfect in the dog park and mutate into small beasts outside. They have learned that they have to obey at the dog park. And only there, because they have never been trained with them anywhere else. Or you only practice when you are alone with the dog. Then he might think that the rules are lifted as soon as a second person comes into the room. The dog brain can create the strangest connections! The human too, by the way. Or why do you always think of grandma when you smell poppy seed cake?

Change for the dog

The problem (with the dog) sort of goes away if you do the exercises in different places, in different situations, and have family members do them. Variety is good for the dog’s head – that doesn’t just apply to play, but also to training.

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