Training puppies is not the same as older dogs because of attention span. It works the same for kids. Younger kids have a short attention span, right?
When you are ready to start a play break use a release word like, “Okay, go play.”
What are “play breaks?” A play break is a small break from training 1-3 minutes which can be playing tug, chase, fetch, etc with your puppy. You can also pet and talk sweet to your puppy during this time.
Puppies are a ton of fun to train, but it’s important to meet them where they are at developmentally and just like children, they have a shorter attention span with a stronger need to play.
What’s your puppy’s favorite game? Have you used that game in training? Share in comments below.
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