Remember in school when you asked, “Why do we have to learn this? I’ll never use it in real life.” With our school, there’s no question how our knowledge fits into your very real, everyday life. The good news?! There will be no term papers or final exam. Your pass / fail grade will be that little furry thing that keeps peeing on your carpet and chewing on your most beloved items (good thing it’s cute). But unlike your semester of PSYC 101, the average lifespan of a dog is 10 – 13 years.

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We’ve taken the time to break down everything you need to know, starting with the basics; classical conditioning and operant conditioning. (By the way, not only are these methods great for training dogs, they also work on children and husbands. But you didn’t hear it from us.)

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Which training method should you use? Find the one that works best for you and stick to it. You can also combine a few training methods such as luring and molding to teach the desired behavior. Make sure that you enjoy the training and don’t allow yourself to get too frustrated. All good things take time. Remember, it’s a marathon, not a sprint!

Training Methods

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Today is my #gotchaday 2 years ago today my parents set off after work on a Thursday night and drove to a farm on the outskirts of Kent to visit me. Picture 2 here is the picture they saw of me in the advert online- when they arrived it was dark, my parents were barking like mad guarding the farm and I was bought out of the pitch black barn I had been born and raised in. I was the last one left in my litter, all of my bigger brothers and sisters had been sold and collected weeks earlier. I was 11 weeks old and weighed just 5kg. I was very nervous and was only really used to the kittens I had shared the barn with. After seeing how sad and dirty I looked, my people couldn’t bear the though of leaving me ... so here I am. My breeders had left my vaccinations to laps so we had to start again, I had lots of eye infections and a sore stomach for months so I struggled to put on weight. On our first visit to the vet, a dog came out into the waiting room and I went crazy barking at it- I’ve struggled with dogs since day one. But, now look at me! I weigh a whopping 22kg 🤣🤦🏻‍♀️ I’m raw fed and happy, I’ve passed lots of obedience courses but most of all, I am absolutely adored by my family. —————————————————————
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Today is my #gotchaday 2 years ago today my parents set off after work on a Thursday night and drove to a farm on the outskirts of Kent to visit me. Picture 2 here is the picture they saw of me in the advert online- when they arrived it was dark, my parents were barking like mad guarding the farm and I was bought out of the pitch black barn I had been born and raised in. I was the last one left in my litter, all of my bigger brothers and sisters had been sold and collected weeks earlier. I was 11 weeks old and weighed just 5kg. I was very nervous and was only really used to the kittens I had shared the barn with. After seeing how sad and dirty I looked, my people couldn’t bear the though of leaving me ... so here I am. My breeders had left my vaccinations to laps so we had to start again, I had lots of eye infections and a sore stomach for months so I struggled to put on weight. On our first visit to the vet, a dog came out into the waiting room and I went crazy barking at it- I’ve struggled with dogs since day one. But, now look at me! I weigh a whopping 22kg 🤣🤦🏻‍♀️ I’m raw fed and happy, I’ve passed lots of obedience courses but most of all, I am absolutely adored by my family. ————————————————————— #gsd #gsddog #gsdofig #gsdofinsta #gsdstagram #germanshepherd #germanshepherdofinstagram #dogs #dogdaily #dogsuk #dogsofig #dogstagram #dogphotography #instapup #instadog #ilovemydog #reactivedog #yellowdog #reactivedogsunite #dogtraining #trainyourdog