How Dogs Learn

February 15th, 2010

A dog has a period of about one and a half seconds in which to associate a cause with an effect. This means that the old adage, “you’ve got to catch them in the act,” is absolutely true. To correct a dog for breaking a sit “stay” five seconds after the fact is meaningless to a dog.

Some Words of Advice

February 14th, 2010

Say your command once. For example, if you repeat the command over and over, your dog will think that he is supposed to sit only when he hears, “sit, sit, sit”.