Having multiple dogs in your family is an absolute joy, but it comes with its own set of challenges. The biggest challenge is probably training your dogs. We all know that younger dogs require more training time. But training your dogs never really stops at a certain age and is a lifelong commitment.
Different dogs require different training approaches and techniques. So how do you go about training multiple dogs and satisfy their individual needs? Luckily, many have come before you who have faced the same problem and found helpful solutions. There are a number of ways you can overcome this hurdle. The tips below will help you become a pro in training all your dogs.
Individual Training Methods
How do you train multiple dogs at the same time without losing your patience? A fair question, as raising your faithful four-legged friends can sometimes be a challenge. But don’t worry, there are countless ways to train all dogs individually. We are happy to share our methods with you and show you how to use different rooms, for example, to train your dogs separately. In addition, we give you handy tips on how to easily incorporate these exercises into your daily routine. This way you can train your dogs one by one and strengthen your bond at the same time. Let the training adventure begin!
Crate or Tether
Separating your dogs through a crate or by gently tethering your dog to an object in the room can be a helpful way to train your dogs individually. There is a real benefit to this means of training your dog. We are all familiar with physical training but observation is a powerful training tool, too. Your dog can observe the training session from the crate and learn at the same time. This way you are actually training both dogs!
Bear in mind that this form of training is more suitable for an experienced dog trainer as it requires a high level of patience and endurance. Make sure to repeatedly reward the observing dog for his patience and calm behavior.