The Rent Is Due On Your Dogs Success
If you want your relationship with your dog to be successful, you have to be consistent. It can be tough to stay consistent when you’re tired or when something comes up that interrupts your training routine, but it’s essential if you want your dog to learn what you’re trying to teach. In this podcast, episode and blog, Certified Canfield Success Trainer (and LWDG Founder) Jo Perrott discusses the importance of consistency and offers some tips on how to stay consistent when training your dog!
Consistency is key to success.
No one achieves perfect dog obedience overnight. It takes years of time, dedication, and a lot of hard work. But if you’re willing to put in the effort with your dog, you can achieve anything you set your mind to.
One of the most essential elements of success is consistency in both your training and your attitude. That means showing up and giving it your all every day, even when you don’t feel like it. It means staying focused and on track, even when things get tough. And it means never giving up, even when it would be easier to throw in the towel.
It can be so easy to let your dog’s behaviour or response slide at home. We can ask for a sit and say nothing when they head towards another room. It’s our attitude toward these small things that affect our long term success.
If you can be consistent in your efforts, you’ll eventually reach your goal and help your dog succeed.
Don’t be discouraged if you don’t see results right away; you’re teaching another species that doesn’t understand your language to follow it. Instead, just keep doing what you’re doing, and eventually, you’ll start to see the progress you’re looking for.
You have to put in the time and effort to achieve your goals.
Time and effort are two of the most important ingredients for success. You can’t just expect to sit back and relax and have your dog training goals fall into your lap. You have to be willing to put in the hard work necessary to achieve them. This means setting aside time each week to work solely towards your goals and being consistent in your efforts all day at home.
The first step is to identify your goal before each session. What would you like to achieve? Once you know what you want to accomplish, you can develop a plan to make it happen. This may involve setting smaller goals or taking specific actions to help you move closer to your goal. It’s also important to be realistic about what you can achieve and how long it will take. Trying to accomplish too much too quickly can be overwhelming and lead to discouragement. The Magic Month Planner was designed to help you succeed in every single session at this.
Don’t give up when things get tough – push through and keep going.
It can be tempting just to give up when the going gets tough. After all, why put yourself through all that stress and effort when you could just quit, and your dog could live as a pet without ever needing to stop on a whistle? However, giving up is seldom the best solution. When things are at their darkest, we often see the most incredible breakthroughs.
Don’t give up if you’re facing a challenge – push through and keep going. You may not always succeed in one training session; it may take ten, but you’ll never know what your dog is capable of until you give them the chance to learn and understand.
Even if you don’t achieve your original goal with your dog, you’ll undoubtedly improve their behaviour and obedience. So next time you’re feeling tempted to give up, remember that it’s often when things are most challenging that we see the most incredible progress forward with our four-legged friends.
Take it one step at a time, and don’t try to do everything at once
Overwhelmed with everything you have to do in life alongside what you need to do to train your dog? It can be tricky when it feels like there are just not enough hours in the day to get everything done.
But here’s a little secret: you don’t have to do it all at once. Trying to do too much at once is usually counterproductive. When you’re feeling overwhelmed, take a deep breath and remind yourself that you can handle whatever comes your way – one step at a time. Missing one focused training session doesn’t damage your training, but not being consistent in day to day life can. So try not to let life’s struggles sabotage your dog’s training journey.
Break down your to-do list into manageable tasks and work on one thing at a time. You’ll be surprised at how much more productive you are when you’re not trying to do ten different things at once. So next time you’re feeling frazzled, remember: take it one step at a time and get through it.
Believe in yourself and your ability to achieve success
The most important thing you can do if you want to succeed as your dog’s trainer is to believe in yourself. It’s not easy, but it’s so important if you’re going to see success.
When you believe in yourself, you are more likely to be calm and consistent and put in the necessary hard work. You will also be more resilient when facing setbacks.
When you have faith in your abilities, it gives you the strength to keep going when things get tough. It also allows you to take risks and seize opportunities, knowing that you have the power to overcome any challenges that come your way.
Remember that everyone experiences failure at some point; what you do after a defeat determines whether or not you will be successful. So don’t let a few setbacks stop you from achieving your goals. Instead, keep believing in yourself and your ability to succeed, and eventually, you will reach your destination.
Stay focused on your goals and what you want to achieve
Achieving goals can be tough, no matter how big or small they may be. It can be easy to get side tracked or discouraged along the way. That’s why it’s crucial to stay focused on what you want to achieve long term with your dog.
An effective way to do this is to create a vision board. This is a board where you place pictures or words representing your dog training goals. Seeing these visuals every day will help to keep you motivated and focused on what you want to achieve.
To create a vision board, start gathering magazine images, photographs, and other items that represent your goals. Once you have collected various items, begin arranging them on a board or piece of poster board.
As you arrange the items, think about how they relate to your goals and what they mean to you. Once you are satisfied with the overall layout of the board, use glue or tape to secure the items in place.
Display your vision board in a prominent location where you will see it every day. Take time each day to reflect on your goals and visualise yourself achieving them. With regular reflection and visualisation, you will begin to see your goals as reality.
You can also try setting reminders for yourself or telling friends and family about your goals to help hold yourself accountable. Whatever method you choose, staying focused on your goals is essential for achieving them.
Success leaves clues, and one of the best ways to achieve success is to learn from those who have done what you want to do. That’s why we invite you to join the LWDG Society Squad, where we share training, resources and support so that you can stay focused on your dog training goals and make steady progress towards achieving them.
We believe in you and know that anything is possible with hard work and dedication. So what are you waiting for? It’s time to start making your dreams a reality!
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