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Yard/Obedience Training Session Question

Postby gjw » Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:13 pm

Hi all, quick question. I'm having a debate with a friend of mine, who claims you should yard/obedience train a young pup a good 30 to 45 minutes a day. I say, just a couple of short, 10 or 15 minute sessions a day.

What say you?

Thanks!

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Re: Yard/Obedience Training Session Question

Postby GONEHUNTIN' » Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:34 pm

gjw wrote:Hi all, quick question. I'm having a debate with a friend of mine, who claims you should yard/obedience train a young pup a good 30 to 45 minutes a day. I say, just a couple of short, 10 or 15 minute sessions a day.

What say you?

Thanks!

Greg

You are right. They have a better attention span with short sessions.
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Re: Yard/Obedience Training Session Question

Postby Sooty42 » Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:57 pm

My Griff is almost two years old and he will get bored at about ten minutes of obedience work. If it’s something that is fun like finding a hidden dummy or playing hide and seek with my kids then he can focus a lot longer. If you try and train longer than their attention span can handle then you really aren’t gaining anything.
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Re: Yard/Obedience Training Session Question

Postby Drahthaar1108 » Sat Jun 15, 2019 6:03 pm

15 Min is plenty, but if you keep a pup with you all the time they are learning all the time. Forrest
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Re: Yard/Obedience Training Session Question

Postby woodboro » Mon Jun 24, 2019 8:48 am

I am at 5-10 minutes 5 sessions a day.

If you can read your dog , you will know how smart he is by his boring look.

Problem is most handlers after puppy life , forget about obedience , and the dog slips away.
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Re: Yard/Obedience Training Session Question

Postby Expert » Mon Jun 24, 2019 2:49 pm

I recommend general behavioral training through the entire day with one or two 30 intense training sessions mixed in.

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Re: Yard/Obedience Training Session Question

Postby JONOV » Mon Jun 24, 2019 3:49 pm

I would think that it depends on the nature of the session. If you're messing around in the yard with the dog and incorporating training periodically then 45 minutes is fine. IE, I've walked the dog off leash on a check cord, worked on recall then healing for a minute or two, continued the walk, recalll/sit while approaching a road, etc...That can go on for an hour and a half but much/most is the dog at his own liberty to explore.

If you're focused on the tasks at hand then shorter.
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