I share and instruct my clients in 7 essential principles that promote the effectiveness of their dog training program by establishing clarity and consistency in communication between them and their dogs during the training phase.
What exactly is the training phase? It constitutes a crucial period in your dog’s life where the groundwork for behavior is laid, encompassing the establishment of rules and foundations. This phase spans the duration required for your dog to grasp and consistently apply new behaviors. Although not necessarily a lifelong commitment (unless circumstances dictate), it undeniably extends for a minimum of the next 6 months to a year, or even longer if necessary, as your dog undergoes the learning process.