The Little Things

When training dogs, it is the little things that matter. If you can’t do a full session of training, break down a small aspect of a behavior chain, and reinforce it. Set out one drug hide, and one blank area insteas of ah hour’s worth of training.

Do 5 minutes of heeling, 5 sits and 5 downs while waiting for a call, practice recalls and finishes with rewards when you let your dog out to pee. If you think of all the times you put off working your dog because you had no time for a full session of training, and think of what you might have achieved if you just did 5 reps of a simple behavior, you might realize thet the little things add up to a lot over the course of a year!