Keep training consistent

Do you sometimes give your dog table scraps, but want them to stop begging for food? You've let them get away with it. It's time to be more consistent!

Keep training consistent

Hi, this is Wesley again from Thousand Hills Pet Resort and Gentle Touch Pet Training. And on this week's Training Tip Tuesday I want to talk a little bit about consistency. Some of the things that I notice when I have customers or when I watch other trainers, is that there's a lack of consistency.

Anytime you're with somebody or you're following somebody, if they're inconsistent, it makes it very difficult. Right? Let's take for example when dogs pull on a leash. If I'm consistent, and I never allow the dog to pull on the leash, and they never get away with it, then guess what? They know that they can't pull on the leash. This helps them understand the message that I'm trying to send.

Another example is begging. Sometimes people may say, "oh my God, you look so cute," and then give the dog a treat. It's like going to the casino, putting a quarter in the
machine, pulling the slot machine, and hitting the jackpot. You're forever going to try to hit that jackpot. Right? You've hit it once, you're forever going to try. And it's the same thing with dogs.

So you have to be consistent on what you mean. If you don't want them to beg, if you don't want them to pull, never allow them to do that. Always give and deliver the same message, over and over. It'll be worth it in the end. Thank you.