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Old 04-19-2017, 08:58 PM   #1
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Default Train too much and the dog won't remember

Very interesting article on what may affect how much of its training a dog might remember and why:


https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog...-wont-remember
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Old 04-20-2017, 11:28 AM   #2
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Great article I know when I have a cello lesson (at age 67) that there are sometimes when after 30 minutes I have to stop. My brain is full I imagine younger people can go a lot longer. Maybe this holds with dogs too. I have read that people should keep puppy training to 5 minutes multiple times a day too.
Might try shorter times with old dogs too!lol
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Old 04-20-2017, 11:44 AM   #3
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Great article

Very sound advice. I've always be been told to keep home training sessions short 5-10mins max and always end on a positive

At the moment I take Leo to a one hour obedience lesson on Tuesday and a one hour agility lesson on a Saturday. He loves the agility more, probably because we are outside and they all have a 'playtime' before and after the class as we are the last one of the day.

At home he often won't even do 5 mins, he'll be doing whatever it is we are practicing a treat and then just go and lie down as if to say "that's enough mum"

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