There are many different factors that come into play when determining how long your dog training sessions should be. Just as people have many and varied personalities, the same is true for dogs – even within a breed.
Many people recommend that you do a personality analysis before getting your dog to determine which breed will be most suitable in your life. Very often, however, we choose dogs based on other different factors at the time. The various different breeds of dogs have different personality traits and you need to work with these when training your dog to get the best results.
The age of the dog also determines the ability to be trained. While young puppies generally have a shorter attention span they haven’t learnt the bad habits of older dogs and in most cases are easiest to train. When training young puppies it is a good idea to have shorter training sessions, and to end the training sessions with a bit of fun and playtime.
When you mix a little fun with the training, you always get better results, and you will also be more likely to continue with the dog training for longer. As an owner and their dog progress along with training, both parties will find it far more enjoyable as the results will improve and the obvious rewards that both the dog and the owner receive from one another will bond the relationship even further. There’s nothing quite like dog training to start off a lifetime relationship in the best manner possible. Dog training is the best investment you can ever make for your pet.
Please note: This article is part of a collection of dog-related content that we purchased the rights to. Opinions expressed may or may not agree with those espoused by Master Dog Trainer Adam G. Katz. When in doubt, please refer to the advice given in Adam’s dog training book. This article is provided for your enjoyment, only. It’s relevance to real world working dog training may be limited.