How Long Does It Take To Train A Dog?

I often compare dog training to physical and professional development. My customers will ask me, “How long does it take to train a dog?” My reply, “Dog training is like weight loss, it WON’T happen overnight! Some training results will come quicker than others, but dog training is a marathon, NOT a sprint.”

Now, some customers may not like this answer, and so be it. By being consistent and patient with the dog training techniques I provide, you WILL see long term development with your furry friend.

  1. Consistency. Poor judgement is often attributed to small bad decisions over a long period of time. Thus, small bad choices today, will often result in future long term problems. I know, NO ONE is perfect! So don’t sweat the small stuff, but, by being consistent with your dog MORE times than not, you will see overall improved obedience/energy results sooner than later.
  1. Practice. Did Michael Jordan and Tiger Woods become the BEST in their sports by luck? NO! They sacrificed daily to achieve their legendary sporting skills. Each day, they practiced their mental and physical sporting routines to achieve their best possible results. Even the best athletes need daily practice to stay on top of their game. This applies to daily dog training as well!
  1. Dedication. If I’ve said it once, I’ll say it again, “If you’re NOT ready for the daily commitment of a dog, get a cat!” Dogs require daily attention, similar to a human being. Today in Chandler, AZ, at my morning dog training Group class, it was only 33 deg.!! In AZ this is COLD!! Guess how many of my dog training customers called in to cancel the class? ZERO. End of story. These customers are loyal and dedicated to providing their dogs with consistent dog training no matter what the weather is!

So, if you think good health and physical/mental physique comes in a pill? Or quick fix? Think AGAIN!! Only with consistency, practice, and dedication will BOTH you and your dog achieve the ultimate dog training results that you seek.