TRAINING: THE SECRETS OF SUCCESS
by Hedley Millington
Follow these golden rules of training a young dog and you won't go far wrong.
● It is only impossible until you do it.
● Never overdo a lesson and bore the puppy.
● Always make your puppy succeed, even if you have to go back to a lesson.
● A happy pup will always want to learn more.
● Combine your lessons with something your puppy enjoys, such as taking a walk or playing in the yard.
● Never move on to the next lesson until you have perfected the previous one.
● Always be consistent with the pup.
● Five minutes a day, five days a week, for four months, this will save a ten-year mistake.
● Repetition, repetition, repetition.
● Always firm, always fair.
● Never ever lose your temper.
● Playtime is as important as training time.
● All training should be kept short and sweet.
● Make haste slowly.
● Start small and work your way up to greater things.
● It will work if you practice and give it time.
● Always end training sessions on a good note.
● Keep distractions to a minimum in early stages of training.
● All commands are soft and reassuring in early stages, never shouted.
● Never pressure your pup into learning too fast, take each step as it comes.
● Success is learnt, not born and bred.
● 90% trainer, 10% dog.
● Success = confidence.
● Confidence = greater success.