The dog is not focusing on a behavior you want them to perform. The reason they are not listening is that it doesn't have your full attention. Sometimes they are tired, thirsty, hungry, need to go potty, needs to burn energy, don't feel well, nervous or anxious. The most important thing is to be present for your dog and not be on a phone, texting, or thinking about something else. When training your dog or giving the dog a command. You can also use a clicker to let the dog know a specific behavior. When the dog performs the behavior rewarded with a treat each time. The treat should be kept tiny. Keep the training between 2-5 minutes (6 -10 times per day).
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