I am always working on something with my dog. Every day he does something and I think, I wish he wouldn’t do that! But it’s easier to say “I wish my dog would do that” than it is to say “I am teaching my dog to do this.”
What are you teaching your dog right now?
I’m teaching mine to walk on a loose leash without any kind of training collar. Obviously this will take a lot of work, but he is 2 years old now, and I think walking my dog without depending on a prong collar or Gentle Leader is a reasonable goal. Maybe by the time he is 4 we will have it down!
I also want to start conditioning him to stay on his dog bed when someone comes to the door. But I have to admit, I haven’t started working on this yet.
And third, I will always be working on the never-ending goal of teaching Ace self control around a tennis ball.
Ace and his buddy, Radar, are pictured above showing off their staying skills.
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