How Long Do Dog Training Sessions Last?
The length of dog training sessions depends on the dog’s temperament, age, and level of training. Puppies have shorter attention spans hence their sessions are shorter than for adult dogs. A good rule of thumb is to keep an exercise brief and detailed. As you build upon previous lessons, increase the length and difficulty level. Your pooch needs time to develop physical and mental stamina. Don’t push him too far because they may lose interest.
Frequency of Training
How often to practice with your furry companion depends on the level of training and the type of dog. Repeat lessons and be consistent in commanding tasks. Note that different dogs learn at different paces, so some are quick to pick commands than others. Your relationship with the dog will play a major role in their behavior both at home and away. The ‘place’ command that teaches a hound to keep calm on their bed until they are released is a good practice to implement every day. The learned tricks becomes passive training once the dog masters it. It will require the dog to work on the holding position and impulse control, though it is not active training.
How to End Training Sessions
Every session must end on a positive note. Your puppy has been working hard to cooperate, so you must leave them with treats, praises, or an affectionate rub. This will make them eager to show up at the next training with a wagging tail and ready to tackle the task. Once the pup is old enough, consider neutering or spaying them to keep them more docile and less aggressive.