verbal cue Repeating the verbal cue “sit, sit, SIT”, will decrease the reliability of the dog by up to 25%.

It is important to note that dogs are not capable of understanding human language, they associate the sound of the word with the action they perform. Therefore, repeating the same word over and over again might confuse them and cause them to lose focus. In addition, if the dog learns to respond only after the third or fourth cue, it can cause frustration for the owner, and may result in the dog’s unwillingness to obey in the future.

Avoid repeating verbal cues, give a cue, if the dog does not perform after hearing it, wait or lure with a treat to the position.

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By repeating the cue the dog learns they don’t have to listen to the first cue, only when your voice gets slightly louder and tenser by the third time.

When training a dog, it is important to remember that they learn through association and positive reinforcement. If the dog is not responding to the cue, it may be because they do not fully understand what is expected of them. In this case, it is important to break down the training into smaller steps and reward them for every small success. This will not only help the dog to learn faster, but it will also create a positive and enjoyable experience for both the dog and the owner.

Do not use the command if you are not 90% sure that the dog will perform. Once the cue is given, do not let your dog ignore or skip it. Be consistent and insist they respond on the first cue.

In order to ensure the dog’s success in training, it is important to take into consideration the dog’s mood and energy level. If the dog is too excited or distracted, it may not be the best time to train. It is also important to take into consideration the environment in which the training is taking place. If there are too many distractions or noises, it may be difficult for the dog to focus. In addition, it is important to be patient and consistent in the training process. Consistency is key when it comes to training a dog, and it is important to stay committed to the process, even if progress is slow. Ultimately, with patience and persistence, any dog can be trained to respond reliably to commands.

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