Today’s world for “us humans” is very fast paced and often complicated. Faster is better and shortcuts are the way to go. We grow accustomed to this lifestyle and extrapolate it into all facets of our daily activity. Most of the time, this is a good thing.
So, why is it so difficult to train our dog? We have set aside so much time to work with him and have a schedule of exercises that seem quite reasonable for him to successfully accomplish. When he doesn’t accomplish them and can come, sit, and stay after a few days; something must be wrong.
Yes, you are correct. Something is wrong. In fact, several things are wrong. The first wrong thing is our natural assumption that the problem is our dog. No, that is wrong. The problem is with us. We are not creating a learning environment that is conducive for our dog’s understanding of our goals.
Robin and I have a great dog training article that gives you one of our “dog training secrets” regarding successful dog training. As always, the secret is really simple, but elusive. It is now yours for the reading if you check out our dog training article titled “Why Isn’t My Dog Learning His Training Exercises”.