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Preparing your pup for training

As a professional dog trainer, I have had the privilege to work with many dogs over the past 30 plus years. It is my opinion that attitude is one of the most important tools to have when heading into a training session. If your pup perceives training as a grind or begins to associate training with you being frustrated, then they will soon develop a bad attitude just heading into the training session. With this in mind try to find an activity that your dog is crazy about or at least enjoys. Retrievers love to retrieve. Shepherds, Pitbulls and Rottweilers love to play tug. Find that special activity for your dog and begin and end your training session with it. Be sure not to overdo it, le

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