Dogs are smart. About like a toddler is smart. Several behavioral measures show a dog's mental abilities are close to a human child who is 2 to 2.5 years old.
So ... some knowledge of dog and puppy learning processes and cognition is essential to learning new skills with your best friend. Yes, with your dog. You have some bad behaviors that need to be corrected too. Here's the Reader's Digest version -dogs learn in two ways — by association/emotion and by consequence/doing. Just like your toddler or your sibling's toddler or your sibling. Read How Dogs Learn before you attempt the six Training Foundations lessons.
Six Foundation Lessons
These are the six foundations of dog training. We're more than happy to send a link to the lessons. Please fill in the form and we'll email them to you.