Last time we looked at Consistency in dog training similar to that is Consistent repetition
Much like the process of learning multiplication tables through nightly flashcards, your dog needs repetitive practice with commands to fully grasp and retain the information.
The number of repetitions required varies depending on the clarity of your instructions and your dog’s eagerness to perform the desired behavior. Personally, I aim for around 250 repetitions to ensure thorough comprehension. However, it’s crucial to emphasize that the effectiveness of repetitions is closely tied to the consistency of your instructions. By paying close attention to your dog, you’ll pick up on subtle cues in their body language that indicate understanding. For instance, in teaching a dog to automatically sit I show the dog what is expected of it for 5 days 50 repetitions as night. By the 4th night the dog starts to sit on its own yet ill keep showing the dog so it fully grasps the concept and has clicked in his mind, and he now comprehends what I’m asking of him.
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