At the beginning of each new year, a slew of people makes new resolutions and goals. While just making resolutions often doesn’t work, goals that are tied to new routines and habits tend to help you build the behavior needed to reach that goal in your life. If you’d like to create some new routines to help your dog’s training, here are some ideas.
Training Time Every Day
The best Las Vegas dog trainer will tell you that the best training is consistent training. Pick a time every day that will be training time for you and your dog and stick to it in order to make sure that your dog becomes and stays well trained. Your training time doesn’t have to belong. Usually, 10 to 15 minutes every day works perfectly for both you and your pooch. And, if you’re struggling to find a place in your routine for training time, try placing it right after one of the things you do most reliably (like dinner time or brushing your teeth in the morning).
Consistent Exercise Time Every Day
Along with training time, your dog also needs enough exercise time every day in order to think and focus well. Your puppy trainer in Las Vegas can provide you with recommendations for how much active time your dog needs, as it will depend heavily on your dog’s age and breed. Typically, younger dogs will need more active exercise time than older dogs. You can fit in your dog’s exercise time by taking him or her for a walk. You can also give your dog time to run around in a yard (if you have one) and to play with toys.
Cycling Through All of the Commands Your Dog Knows
Another routine that will be crucial to the efficacy of your dog’s training is working on every command that your dog knows. If you only practice commands every once in a while with your dog, your pooch is bound to forget what he or she has learned. You’ll need to ensure that you target every command that you want your dog to be able to perform. If you’re able, try to work on each command during your dog’s daily training time. If your dog knows a lot of commands, aim to practice each command every few days.