It is very important to inculcate consistency in your approach when you are training your pet dog. However, what does consistency mean? Is it simply restricted to spending 30 to 45 minutes on a daily basis on training? Or is it something more than that?
Consistency should not be measured in time alone. Consistency should also be measured in the manner in which you plan your training session. Does each and every training session start with a few exercises that are very easy to execute and then moves on to progressively difficult exercises before ending with an easy exercise?
Well, that is a consistent approach. On the other hand, if there is no logical basis to your training plan and if you start with difficult exercise in the beginning and then move on to easy exercises and then proceed back to ultra difficult tasks for your pet dog-it is obvious that the animal is going to get very confused.
So, how should you make sure that you are consistent? It is very essential to have proper understanding of the likes and dislikes of your pet dog. If you know that the pet becomes very energetic in the afternoon where everything is quiet and when it is fed and watered, then you can have your training session when the dog is most energetic.
On the other hand, if you always choose a point where the dog is very lazy and lethargic, you may have to put in extra effort. Consistency is not restricted to the dog alone. You should also be very consistent. If you forgive big mistakes committed by the dog but if you overreact to small mistakes, it is obviously going to lead to confusion.
The dog may end up thinking that small things are more important while big mistakes are acceptable. You don’t want to portray such a scenario, right? Should you go in with one or more than one trainers at ones? It is important to be consistent.
If you are starting out with more than one trainer, then you should stick with such an approach and continue with the same number of trainers. Further, do not change trainers midway. Try to keep it fixed so that the dog does not get confused.
If you often find yourself teaching the dog the same thing again and again, chances are high that you have ignored this important rule. Focus on these aspects so that you are safe and your training session goes on well.