I am a bit distracted today.
I guess that’s not all that unusual.
But today, my firstborn son is home visiting from college.
Honestly, it’s hard to think of anything else.
It’s apparent by the smile on my face and the distracted responses I’m giving to the simplest questions, that my mind is somewhere else.
Suffice it to say, I am not going to be making any life-altering decisions today.
I am not going to put myself in a situation that requires a ton of concentration because I know that a few seconds into whatever I’m doing, my mind will drift off again to thinking about spending time with my precious son.
I think most of you can relate to my situation, even if it doesn’t involve a son going off to college.
Most people can think of a time that they were so distracted that they were unable to perform tasks that require the slightest amount of concentration.
More than that, if you’ve ever spent time praying or meditating, you know that it’s much easier said than done.
It takes an effort to build the stamina to keep at it for any length of time.
Our minds wander, we get distracted, we lose focus.
Now to dog training.
Often as trainers, we see owners who get frustrated when their dog doesn't listen to a common command in class or out in the community even though the dog knows the command well.
We hear comments like, "He knows this! He just won’t do it!"
Well, here’s the thing, performing a command at home is much easier for your dog than performing a command out around new distractions.
It takes a tremendous amount of stamina for a dog to focus around distractions.
Not much different than you or I.
That’s why we recommend training in quiet, familiar locations first and then building the training to incorporate distractions slowly.
Help your dog succeed by building distractions slowly into his training routines.
If you find that your dog is really struggling with getting it right, then step back in training.
Reduce the distractions.
Dogs do want to succeed. It’s our job to help them.
Do you get frustrated when your dog doesn't listen?
We can help you.
Let us show you how.
The first step is to schedule your free, no obligation evaluation.
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You pick a day and time that works best for you.
A trainer will meet with you and your dog (and anyone else that you would like involved in training) and go over some history, find out your training goals, and discuss training options.
We can usually provide you with some free tips to help you start seeing immediate results.
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