Thursday, October 23, 2008

Basic Training #1 - FOCUS and attention!

I'm not sure how long we'll have Elmo for, as he's generated a lot of interest and applicants... but we're not letting that stop us from helping him be the best Beagle he can be.

The most important, yet overlooked behavior that I find many dogs lack is the ability to focus. By that, I mean:

1) Looks at you instantly when you call their name.
2) Will continue to look at you with strong interest until released.

If you can teach your dog the ability to focus, all other basic obedience commands (sit, stay, come, down, etc.) will come easy.

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