Have you ever wondered why your puppy listens to you so perfectly when you are home, but it all changes the moment the two of you leave the house to go for a walk or to the dog park?
Here is one of the reasons why that happens…
Dogs don’t generalize! Your puppy may be a super star in your living room, but that doesn’t mean he will be as obedient outside of the house. The good news is that you can fix that by practicing all the commands in a lot of different locations such as your backyard, your neighbor’s yard, in the park, on your walks, at your friend’s house and everywhere you go with your precious dog.
That is how dogs learn that “sit” in the living room has the same meaning as “sit” in the park. And always remember to have patience and smile! Your dog can tell when you are happy and pleased with him… like us the primates, dogs love to hear a happy voice!