Dogo has helped over 2 million dog parents to have a stronger bond with their pets. Through training, we teach our dogs to focus, read our body cues and understand us better. Some dogs are more receptive to training, in the sense that they have been bred to work as a team. Other dogs have been chosen to be independent thinkers, who act more on their instincts than somebody’s command. However, no matter what kind of dog you have, trough constant training you can teach anything. We prepared a short list that will help you to set your dog for success.
Start with basics
Strong friendships are nurtured with time and experiences together. You and your dog are different species and no dog is born understanding human language. Therefore if your dog is new in training, start with easy exercises. Your dog will need some time to understand your cues. First lessons in Dogo Puppy Program and Basic Obedience Program are designed so your dog starts following you and paying attention to your gestures. Start with the basics and then move to more advanced skills. Be patient and don’t give up after the first intent.
Dogo training programs are designed by experts to empower you to take training in your own hands. The programs are designed in a way that you start off easy and slowly progress in difficulty. You should aim to complete one lesson per day to get into a habit of training. Even if your dog didn’t master an exercise in one lesson, our algorithms will prepare the following lessons tailored to your dog’s progress. You and your dog will repeat the exercises throughout the program to perfect them and have a reliable response outside the training environment. Following the program will help you structure your training.
Dog training could not be more convenient than having a personal coach in your pocket. Train your dog anywhere and anytime. Our dog trainers recommend doing one session per day. In order to make the training most convenient and personalized to your needs Dogo has designed training reminders that you can set for different days of the week and for the time that suits you the best.
If you feel that the training program is moving too fast. Do not hesitate and take a step back, repeat the previous lessons. Most important is to have fun through training.
Most dogs will sit and wait politely before their dinner but will struggle to do so in a dog park. We know how important it is to apply the training in real-life situations. That is why in every lesson we have included a list of activities. List of activities is our suggestions where to train and how to include distractions in your training environment. So even if a vacuum cleaner is at work, your dog stays focused on you.
Dogo is designed and supported by an international group of certified positive dog trainers. You can send video exams to get feedback on your training progress. We encourage you to contact our helpline if you need an extra hand, advice or alternative method to teach your dog.
Start slow, be patient, set training reminders so you stay consistent. If you need an extra hand or tip – contact our dog experts. Remember that training takes time. Once you master an exercise, include distractions in your environment. Most importantly, have fun!