Training Time Needed to Train a Dog – Better Results Doing it Fast

For the last few years I have thought it is better to train a dog in a short amount of time as opposed to breaking it into a longer training period.  I was just reading a book by Bob Hinds who is a stock dog trainer and his book is called “Train Your Own Stock Dog – You Don’t Have To Be Smarter Then The Dog”.  In his book he states:

“I used to take from three to six months to train a dog.  After training many of them, I now believe it is better for both the dog and me to train them within a matter of hours.”  He goes on to say, “Training within a few days appears to make about the same caliber of finished dog, or maybe even better, than taking weeks for the same thing.”

I totally agree with Bob on this subject.  Dogs like to learn quickly and will learn very quickly when properly taught.  Another interesting thing Bob talks about is Patience which I agree with as well.  This is what Bob has to say:

“Some say that you have to have patience to train a dog.  I say that it takes more ambition than anything else.  Most people just won’t take the time to train a dog.  A person must be industrious, possess ambition, and work hard to have a good dog.  My wife says it can’t be patience, because if it was, I couldn’t do it.”  He ends the paragraph with, “You can have all of the plans and patience in the world, but will not have a good dog without the ambition to do something”.

Bob is right on the money once again.  Training a dog takes ambition and hard work but it can be done quickly, you just need to dedicate yourself.

You can order Bob’s book from www.bobhinds.com if you would like to have a read for yourself.

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