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Have you ever wondered how to end a dog training session so that your dog knows it’s over? We’re looking at the rhythm of training and how a session’s beginning, middle, and end can bring your dog success. Having a clear finish to training time will help you avoid giving your dog a time out and help your dog understand what’s “dog time” and what is not.

In the episode you'll hear:

  • How training always starts with a plan.
  • Why a session begins with engagement.
  • The structure of a training session and what to include.
  • About keeping flow in your training time.
  • Why I practice without my dog for new skills.
  • How long a training session should be for your dog.
  • About listening to your dog’s feedback.
  • How to end a session and the rhythm that helps your dog.
  • Why we don’t want our dogs initiating the training.
  • The reason to change locations, even in a small space.
  • About the importance of what happens outside of training.

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