How long should dog training sessions be?

January 27th, 2011
By Eric Letendre

Every morning, the first task of the day is to go to the forum on the Dog Training Inner Circle and answer questions that Inner Circle Members have.

This morning there was a great question that I decided to share with you because it is a common one.

The question was: “How much time do you need to  train a dog every day…i know you recommend to  keep training sessions short…so do you recommend  training just one command a day for fifteen  minutes…or something like one fifteen session  in the morning and one fifteen session in the evening. Thanks.”

That is a great question because some trainers recommend half hour a day, hour a day and I disagree.

Let me explain.

One of the great dog trainers that I studied was a German Trainer, Gottfried Dildei. Mr. Dildei stated that you always want to END training with your dog wanting to do more.

By ending the session with your dog wanting to continue, you will always keep your dog very motivated and obedience will be very sharp.

I also believe that it works on the human side.

Doing an hour of obedience can get boring for some people. I’ve seen it teaching thousands of people in classes.

An hour into it the owner is done.

Even if you love training your dog, I still recommend training in short ten minute sessions.

You can do five ten minute sessions a day or more if you’d like. The key is to end the session and do another one an hour or two later.

If you do just one ten minute session a day you’ll still get excellent results.

If you start training your dog just ten minutes a day, six days a week, you’ll be stunned at how quickly your dog’s behavior starts to change. You’ll be very happy with your dog and so will your friends  and family.

Isn’t that what you want?

All the best,

Eric

P.S. Dog training is simpler and less time consuming than  a lot of the nonsense that some of the “experts” claim. If you’d like me to help you, check out Dog Training Inner Circle where I can personally help you.

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Eric Letendre is a professional dog trainer from the United States and has been training dogs for over 20 years, teaching regular, average, every-day owners all over the world how to get the training results they want as fast as possible. Eric is also the author of numerous reports, the E-Book “101 Ways to Improve Your Dog’s Behavior,” “The Amazing Dog Training Man Book,” and produced and stars in his DVD “Secrets of a Professional Dog Trainer.”

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One Response to How long should dog training sessions be?

  1. Animal World says:

    really nice tips for dog training this is quite new info for me..

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