Does your dog perform tricks flawlessly indoors but the second you're outside they won't do them? Dogs are incredibly specific. If they are taught "sit" in the living room, for example, they think it only applies to the living room on the carpet, in your house. The solution to this is to practice everywhere, and I mean EVERYWHERE. Start indoors, work in the bedroom, bathroom, etc. Once they have that down, move outside and practice on the grass, the sidewalk, and keep expanding! This process of generalization is referred to as "proofing" a behavior. And of course, training never ends! Just like any skill, you need to practice to keep their skills sharp.
Still have a few bumps on the road to having a well trained companion? Call me today and together we'll find a path that works best for you, and your furry pal. And remember - #practicemakesperfect
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