BonaFide Dog Academy Training Tip of the Day
Before you ask your dog to perform a behavior, ask yourself "Do I have everything I need at hand to make sure my dog does what I ask him to do?" For example, if you are going to ask your dog to sit, is he on leash or close enough to you that you can get your hands on him to gently help him sit if he doesn't respond to your command? If not, don't ask him to sit until you put a leash on him or are able to get close enough to him to help him sit if he needs it. Every time you ask your dog to do something and he doesn't do it, you are actually teaching your dog that he can ignore you. But if you always set yourself up to help your dog follow through if he doesn't do the behavior on his own, you are teaching your dog that he must comply each and every time you tell him to do something.
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Still not sure BonaFide is for you? Feel free to use our handy How to Choose a Dog Training Class guide to help you figure out where you will get the most benefit from dog training classes. While we hope you will choose BonaFide, there are many other training options in the Omaha area. It is most important that you choose a class that you will feel comfortable with so you and your dog will learn to work together. This guide will give you questions you can ask about training classes to help you make this important decision.
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