So often trainers over-complicate things but really, so much of the gold results is in getting the foundations right.
When you’re facing a problem you would like to solve, ask, is there anything in the foundations that we haven’t kept up with? The answer is often there.
I think the most important foundations are:
– Come when called
– Have a communication system that is clear
– Place training and stay
– Focus. Because with focus, anything else becomes easier.
Do you have these foundations in place? What do you need to work on the most with your dog?
Woofs and wags
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