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Teaching Old Dogs New Tricks

Training Your Dog with Patience and Games

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Dogs are known for being loyal and loving companions, but they are also incredibly smart and capable of learning new things. As a pet parent, you want to provide your dog with the best life possible, and teaching them new tricks is one way to do that. Training your dog can help them stay mentally stimulated, build their confidence, and even help them develop better social skills.

At Atlas Wanderlust, we understand that training your dog can seem overwhelming, but it doesn't have to be. With patience and the right approach, you can teach your dog some new tricks. Whether you have an old dog or a new pup, these tips will help you get started.

Start with Basics

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Before you can teach your dog more complex behaviors, you need to start with the basics. Teaching your dog to respond to their name, sit, stay, and come when called are all important behaviors that your dog should know. Start by teaching one behavior at a time and rewarding them with treats or praise when they do it correctly.

Use Positive Reinforcement

When it comes to training, positive reinforcement is key. Make sure to reward for good behavior and ignore any undesirable behaviors. Using positive reinforcement will help your dog learn faster and will help build a good relationship between you and your dog.

Make it Fun

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Training doesn't have to be boring. Make sure to keep your dog engaged by making the process fun. You can do this by playing games like hide and seek or fetch, or by using treats as rewards. This will help keep your pup interested and make the training process more enjoyable for both of you.

Be Patient

Training takes time and patience. You may get frustrated if your dog doesn't seem to be picking up the new behaviors quickly, but it's important to stay patient and keep trying. Your dog may need a few tries to get it right, and that's okay.

Stay Consistent

Once you start teaching, it's important to stay consistent. Make sure to practice the behaviors every day and reward your pup for doing it correctly. This will help your dog learn faster and will also help build a stronger bond between you and your pup.

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