One of the most common questions I get from clients is, how many hours they will have to train their dog. The real answer is: a lot of hours. I like to ask clients, who are also parents, how many hours they have to parent each day. That question really helps people understand, that they need to raise and teach their dog and that the training is ongoing and really never over.
A dog’s training skills will not just stay the way they are on their own. For example, if you have trained your dog to sit, before you feed him/her and then neglect to enforce that a few times, the dog will eventually just not sit anymore. Maybe instead the dog will now be jumping and barking, which is certainly not desirable.
In our house, we have a philosophy about the dog having to earn or work for everything. Nothing is free. The dog always has to show a behavior that is acceptable to us. This can be a sit, down and or eye contact. It’s a lifestyle, but ensures, that your dog is always engaged and always challenged to be obedient.
Longoriahaus Dog Training is a dog training service in the Kingwood and Houston, Texas area. Longoriahaus Dog Training can help you raise a happy and reliable dog.