I haven't had a lot of time to visit the forums lately (working 2 jobs, family, etc.)
I have to confess that I am going through a lazy phase in Chumlee's training. Chum is a NM, 6 year old rescue golden that we adopted in August 2011. We are his third (and final) home.
Chum needs work on his leash walking, his recall and his down, and to be honest, a lot more. He's very reactive to other dogs and difficult to control when we meet one, so we are VERY early risers so we can exercise and avoiding meeting other dogs. In his favor, he is smart, adorable and has perfect house manners
I correct any misbehavior, but know I need to get moving forward again with his training. How do you stay motivated in your training regimens?? Do you go to training classes? Do you have a chunk of time scheduled each day to train or do you do multiple short informal sessions? How did you choose the training method for your dog?
I exercise him faithfully each and every morning, regardless of weather, but I just can't get myself to work on his training.
I need some motivation (and probably a kick in the butt