Don't be in a rush to get rid of the dog training tools...

by Steph Mahrle


‪#‎Bollywood‬ has been a part of my family since he was ten-months-old. He is two-years-old now. When he arrived, he had zero obedience training. For one full year he lived a structured life with my family and I. A "structured life" means he was either on the "place" command, on the treadmill, in his crate relaxing, playing fetch on command, socializing with another board and train dog, or heeling by my side on a walk. I just let him out in my backyard, off leash, without his e-collar on. I called him back inside and he chose to put himself in "place". I never actually gave him any command. When your dog makes good choices on their own, that's when you know your dog is really doing well with training, and you can start providing more affection, and freedom. If you try to rush the process of training, by loosening up on the structure, and expect your dog to behave better on their own, it will be a frustrating experience for both of you. Use the training plan, and training tools until you observe remarkably better behavior. Then loosen up. This is how you train a ‪#‎calmfamilydog‬‪#‎GoodKarmaTraining‬ ‪#‎goldenlab‬‪#‎goldenlabrador‬ ‪#‎dogtraining‬ ‪#‎dogintraining‬ ‪#‎ecollar‬ ‪#‎prongcollar‬‪#‎prongisntwrong‬ ‪#‎prongcollarsareawesome‬ ‪#‎ecollarsareawesome‬