Golden Training Rules

  • Always make training fun. Dogs pick up on our enthusiasm. Keep a special toy or treats for end of exercise.
  • Always give verbal praise after giving a command.
  • Always use a release command before moving your dog off the spot for physical praise.
  • Always make sure your dog is hungry when your train him. Even if you don’t train with food.
  • Always reward your dog for bringing you things. Even things he shouldn’t have.
  • Always run away from your dog if he is running away from you.
  • Always look for an alternative method if you are struggling with an exercise.
  • Always make sure that you give each command once only and that you are in a position to enforce it.
  • Never punish your dog for coming to you. Even if he just done something terrible like lunged at someone or run away.

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