Do you know how important it is to conduct training in different locations and places?
If your dog is used to always training in your living room, taking the training to another room will act as a distraction. Most people say “my dog knows the command sit”. But have you tried it outside, in a train station, metro, or on a beach? Most dogs will take longer and be hesitant for the first time.
However, it is important to note that the hesitation and difficulty experienced by your dog when training in a new environment is completely normal. Dogs, like humans, thrive in routine and familiarity, and breaking away from this can be challenging for them. As such, it is important to approach training in new environments with patience and understanding, as well as a willingness to adapt and modify training methods as needed. One effective way to help your dog adjust to new training environments is by gradually introducing them to new surroundings, starting with less distracting environments and gradually increasing the level of distraction as your dog becomes more comfortable. By approaching training in this way, you can help your dog build confidence and reduce anxiety, ensuring that they are able to perform at their best regardless of the environment they are in.
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So when you take training to a different environment, make sure, you take a step back and lower your requirements. Lowering your requirements and expectations when training in a new environment can be challenging, especially if you are used to seeing quick results from your dog’s training. However, it is important to remember that training in new environments is not about achieving perfection, but rather about building confidence and improving your dog’s ability to adapt and perform in a variety of settings. By taking a step back and focusing on building a strong foundation of basic skills, you can help your dog develop the confidence and flexibility they need to excel in any environment. Additionally, it is important to remember that training is a lifelong process, and that progress may not always be linear. By taking a patient and adaptive approach to training, you can help your dog achieve their full potential and become the best possible version of themselves.