When teaching new behaviors, random food rewards—as if you’re a slot machine to your dog—improves compliance faster than rewarding all iterations. Understanding this psychology can help training proceed more quickly.
The Internet allows us to buy all sorts of things sight unseen, and this makes sense for shoes, computers, furniture and books. But when searching for your puppy or dog, look closer to home, meet them first and make sure it’s a fit for all.
Small dogs can learn commands and follow cues just as expertly as larger dogs. Regardless of size, all dogs should at least know the basics: how to sit, lay down, stay and come when called. A few party tricks can make the training even more fun for all concerned!