A great way to start a morning…

I’ve been told by many trainers that it only takes 15 minutes a day to keep your mutt on point with basic obedience training. One great way to incorporate it into your day and get it out of the way is to make your mutt earn his breakfast. I make Periwinkle sit, lie down, jump up, jump off, stay, and wait. She loves it. To make it more challenging on some days, I change my location, make her wait longer, move around, exit a room, slam doors, etc. I have a friend who will often make his dog wait 30 minutes before he can dig in! Seems rather torturous, but remember that dogs are working animals and training is an essential part of a good relationship with your mutt. This video today is a shortened version of what we do but it gets the point across.