Training Tips and Tricks: Why Isn’t My Dog Listening?
Does your dog listen to you perfectly at home, but the second you get outside it’s like you don’t exist?
If your dog is not complying, it is for one of two reasons: they do not know what you’re asking them to do, or what you’re asking them to do is too difficult for them.
If they don’t know what you’re asking, that’s an easy solution– teach them! If the command is too difficult for them, in most cases, it’s because there are too many distractions.
Working with your dog to ignore distractions will set you both up for success in your long-term training goals and proof your training for any environment!