Updated: Jan 3
Happy New Year! As we kick off the new year, many of us make resolutions to improve various aspects of our lives. If you're a Belgian Malinois owner, one area you may consider focusing on is setting some new training goals for your working dog. Here are some suggestions for new year's resolutions as we head into 2023!
Train your dog consistently: One of the key factors in successful dog training is consistency. Make a resolution to set aside regular training sessions with your dog, and stick to a consistent schedule. This will help your dog understand what is expected of them and make it easier for them to learn new skills.
Practice patience: Training a dog takes time and patience. Make a resolution to be patient with your dog as they learn and make mistakes. It's important to remember that dogs learn at their own pace, and it's your job to support and encourage them as they progress.
Expand your dog's training skills: Is there a specific skill you've always wanted your Belgian Malinois to learn, like flashy focused heel or a solid recall? Make a resolution to work on expanding your dog's training skills this year. You can start by researching training techniques and enlisting the help of a professional dog trainer if needed. You can learn more about my online training program recommendations by click this blue link!
Keep training sessions fun: Training doesn't have to be all work and no play. Make a resolution to keep training sessions fun for both you and your dog. You can do this by mixing up the types of activities you do. Challenge yourself to increase your own energy level during your training session. Don't be so static and get your body MOVING! This will keep things interesting and unpredictable for your dog. I promise he will react to this change in your energy and attitude. Malinois are "people dogs" and they thrive off their handlers energy!
Challenge yourself to adopt one or two of these resolutions and you can make the new year a great time to focus on training your Malinois and strengthening your bond with them. Happy training and Happy New Year!