Remember Augie Doggie and Doggie Daddy? Most of you probably don't, but if you are as old as I am, you will remember the cartoons where Doggie Daddy was always trying to teach his son, Augie Doggie a lesson. Crazy as it seems, they were spot on regarding how dogs want to learn and how they will retain the lesson.
I am not saying that our Bark Buster methods are based on a 1960's cartoon show, it just so happens that the show mimics the proven methods we use to gain our great results. So what happened between Augie Doggie and Doggie Daddy? It is real simple...
- YOU MUST BE CONSISTENT. Dogs learn by doing the same thing the exact same way. In order for us "humans" to accomplish this, we can't spend a whole lot of time every day working with Wolfie. If we do, we will get sloppy and we won't be consistent. That is why we urge our clients to not spend more that fifteen to thirty minutes a day working with their dog. If they spend more time, they are trying to build a Guinness World's Record of sits. This doesn't work. Remember, no more than thirty minutes a day!
- YOU MUST BE REPETITIVE. Remember how we learned our 'times tables'? Eight times eight is sixty-four. Over and over again. That is the same way that Wolfie learns his lessons. ...Over and over again. This means that you need to practice your exercises every day. You can't just do it once or twice a week and think that it is going to stick. It won't.