Monday, January 16, 2006

My 10 Worst Dog Training Habits

1. Luring when I should wait for Wyatt to obey the command.
2. Forgetting to center myself before competing. Forgetting to get Wyatt's attention before competing.
3. Accepting and rewarding subpar performance.
4. Not having a goal for what I am looking for when practicing.
5. Not trusting Wyatt to figure it out. Not giving him time to figure it out.
6. Altering expectations or handling to get a "Q".
7. Not spending enough time proofing.
8. Rewarding too much. Rewarding for each performance. Not using variable schedules.
9. Flailing my arms when competing in agility.
10. Taking competition too seriously. Not treating each competitive run as fun training.

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