Pet Care Blog

By Murray Bridge Vet Clinic on Thursday, 4 April 2019 12:52 PM
Do you find yourself yelling at your dog for doing things you don’t want him/her to do? Does your dog test your patience? To help avoid certain unwanted behaviours continuing, aim to set your dog up to succeed, by providing an error free environment. This way your dog will learn faster and your training will be more successful.

Dogs learn best through consistency and repetition. However, they are not great at generalising behaviours. You may have noticed that your dog will sit well in the kitchen for a treat, but when asked to sit when on a walk he/she just looks at you confused.

If you know your dog has not mastered a command in a quiet environment, it is pointless asking him/her to comply in an environment filled with distractions. For example asking your dog to ‘come’ while at the dog park, filled with other dogs, people and wildlife, when he/she has not mastered the recall in the quiet confines of your backyard. This is setting your dog up to fail and is often the reason why you may be getting...

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