Whether you’re a new pup parent or a seasoned dog owner, you’ve likely heard about the benefits of training your four-legged friend — outside of the obvious ability to shake your dog’s paw.
It can increase your ease with leaving them alone, as they’ll know the behaviors you approve of and the behaviors that will get them in trouble (i.e., chewing up your shoes while waiting for your return). Plus, you’ll bond even more with your dog by training it regularly. Your pup will learn to listen to you, and it will become a habit, so you can learn new tricks even quicker.
But don’t let the prospect of teaching your dog to become exactly like Lassie overwhelm or stress you out. There are lots of ways you can break this seemingly major task into delicious bite-sized morsels you can sink your, well, canines into.
Here are a handful of simple tips and tricks to keep in mind to make training your dog easy.