There’s a couple of things I see come up over and over that prevent dog owners from reaching their training goals with their dogs. But above all else the one thing everyone needs more of?
It’s easy to get excited when you first start training and see some wins right away. Often the dog picks things up quickly. But that doesn’t mean that the end goal will be met so fast. Usually the end goal involves making it through some challenges that are much harder for the dog (and the owner) to work through.
After seeing some quick wins in the beginning, it can be discouraging when progress slows down or when you hit a snag along the way and things get harder.
This is the time to push on, not give up!
Often when you feel ready to give up, success is actually right around the corner, you just have to keep going.
At the time it might feel like it’s taking a long time or is all too hard. But I promise, if you persist, you’ll get there. And in the end when you look back, you’ll feel like it wasn’t such a long time after all in the scheme of things.
Now that I think about it, maybe this doesn’t only apply to training your dog
Whatever you’re working on and wherever you are, celebrate each tiny win, move on from each failure and don’t give up! You could be closer to your goal than you think.
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