Re: hopeless!Posted by: Marie Evans
Posted on: May 01, 2003 at 12:12:51
In Reply to: hopeless!
: I have a 6 month olf female JRT, and we got her since she was 6-7 weeks old.
The best way to train your dog is to go to obedience school with her. I don't much believe in sending a dog off to be trained while the owner sits home.
Obedience school is a good opportunity to bond deeper with your dog while you and she learns basic obedience. You learn how to train your dog properly and your dog learns to listen to you and obey.
The key to any obedience training is doing the work in class and then the daily mini-sessions between classes. Trainers always know who has worked their dogs during the week and who hasn't. The ones that do come to class with dogs that know what to do, the ones that don't come and the dog still can't perform the commands and the people wonder why their dogs can't learn.
All dogs can learn, it's up to their owners to teach them. So find a class, commit yourself to doing the "homework" and I assure you that your terrier will start to listen and obey.
Ask your vet if they know of any good trainers in your area.