Benji is FINALLY Being Trained | Pit-Bull Chronicles
OMG, Good morning!
Okay, so most of you know that I... I mean...we have a dog named Benji. While we've had him for a few years, we never really took the time to train him on a leash. I mean, he does okay when we have a pronged collar on him; but as soon as we put his regular collar on, our knees are damn near scraping the floor.
So, I turned to YouTube and I found this professional dog trainer, Zak George. He literally
gives you step-by-step directions to get you and your fur baby on the same page. Being the self-starter that I am, I opened my calendar and started training!
First I had to go to Target and get more treats. If I want to keep his attention, I'm going to need those. Zak mentioned that high energy dogs are the most intelligent dogs, so I had to figure out how to tire him out enough to focus. So each day at the same time, I take him for a walk and he plays in the dog play pen. On a warmer day, he tires out much faster (yay me)!
So far, we've been training for 5 days. On the third day, I realized that he was starting to get the hang of it. I place his harness on him, making sure he keeps alert to my voice, and it's a go! Since he knows the normal commands like "sit", "stay", "lay down", "high five", and "shake hands", it was good to be able to teach him more.
Benji has been doing quite alright. He catches on fast, and I couldn't be more proud. He knows how to pick up stuff and give it to me. He even knows what I mean when I say, "go grab me your leash". Sigh, I'll keep you all posted on our training journey. We have a long road ahead.