Learn How To Design A Successful Dog Training Plan
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Troubleshooting

If you and your dog don鈥檛 seem to be making progress on a given behavior, consider these troubleshooting suggestions. Spoiler alert: it's usually us, not the dog 馃榿

Help! My dog...

seems uninterested in training

There could be a few things going on here. Try...
More exciting treats
Set your dog up for success
Shorten your sessions
More enthusiasm

is interested for a while but then loses interest

Shorten your sessions
More enthusiasm
Set your dog up for success

is too excited by the treats to focus

All dogs are different. Some dogs need their trainers to bring more excitement and enthusiasm, some need more calm and focus.
Less exciting treats
Reward for calm

keeps rapidly offering different behaviors instead of listening

In this case, you dog may be overly-excited and/or confused about what you鈥檙e asking. Check out these tips:
Reward for calm
Go slow; take baby steps

yawns a lot / turns their head / scratches themselves / sniffs the ground during training

These are all signs that your dog may be stressed or frustrated. This is likely caused by feeling discouraged and confused. To help with this, try...
Go slow; take baby steps
Shorten your sessions
Set your dog up for success

seems to have forgotten the behavior I taught them

Go slow; take baby steps
Add some variety

just can鈥檛 seem to figure out what I want them to do

Get Creative
Add some variety
Go slow; take baby steps


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