If you give a dog a cookie(treat) he may sit and stay. If you give a dog a cookie he may even do a trick. These things are not that possible without dedicated training of course! We took our Boston Terrier, Gus to training classes when he was 4 months old. We weren’t sure what to expect with him but knew he had a lot of potential to learn. He was the youngest in his class and the smallest. Our first class gave us the motivation to continue working with him to become a well-behaved puppy.
With training classes comes homework. Every week we would work on our training exercises 3 times a day. From sit, stay, leave it, drop it and loose-leash walking, Gus mastered them week-by-week. Classes flew by and before we knew it we were on our way to graduating from Beginning Puppy training class! Training our Boston has been an adventure. The breed is notorious for being very stubborn but very intelligent if you stay on top of training. Gus tries to outsmart us at times but when it comes to his training he is eager to please! I highly recommend dog-training classes especially from an early age. My parents started training our family Golden Retriever when he was a puppy and now at 8 years old he is a great family companion! It takes a lot of time, patience and dedication to properly train a dog but in the end it’s all worth it!