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Leading life with your dog

Leading life with your dog

We're all busier than ever. How do you have enough time to train your dog on top of everything else? We sat down with Ida Geering of Leader of the Pack Dog Obedience after a 30 minute training session to further discuss tips and techniques for training your dog within the world that we have created for them.

Our biggest takeaway? Ida keeps it real. Her pragmatic approach is exactly what we needed and we got so much out of the session. She believes in using a positive training method called “Lure-Reward Training” that marries positive reinforcement to reward good behavior with gentle but effective corrections on behavioral problems.

Sarah and I both had more than a few aha moments that we’ll be carrying into our dog’s day to day. Here’s a sample:

  1. Find positive behaviors that your dog display naturally, and turn that into a command with a reward.

  2. Treats are like a human’s paycheck. Disburse accordingly to the level of effort required.

  3. Turn every situation into a training opportunity. If you don’t have 5 minutes in the morning before work to drill tricks, train on the morning walk. Stimulating a dog’s brain is just as important as their physical exercise.

Listen in to learn more!

One paw forward

One paw forward

To click or not to click

To click or not to click