How Many Hours A Day Should You Train Your Dog? (Don’t overtrain)


The topic of this article is the intensity of dog training. How long does it take to train a dog a day? I know that many people encounter the problem of overtraining in the process of training dogs. Overtraining will cause your dog to become bored with training, and it will feel annoyed by your instructions. To train a dog, you must make sure that training is a happy thing.

Do you think training a dog is important? As a professional dog trainer, I can tell you that training a dog is a very important thing. If you train properly, it also means that your dog has very high obedience to you. When you give an order to it, it will not resist and will be very happy to complete your order.

How long is the best training time for a dog in a day?

The dog is like a child, so it is not very good at concentration, so it usually only takes 10-15 minutes to train the dog every day. You may think this time is too short, but one thing you must know is that the training time for police dogs is only 20 minutes at a time. In dog training, we need to focus on quality rather than time. You have to understand the truth, if a dog does not have a learning mentality, no matter how you train it, it will be indifferent.

Let me tell you a little trick. When you train your dog, not only do you have to control the training time (shorten the training time), you also have to make the dog feel that the training time is too short, and it wants to continue training. Our purpose is to make dogs eager to train.

How long does it take for a dog to train in a day? There is no standard answer to this because each dog has a different energy. Some dogs may become tired after 7-10 minutes of training, while some dogs may still be excited after 15 minutes of training. So if you want to know how long your dog needs to train, you need to observe and find the best training time.

When you start training your dog, it will be very excited, but maybe after 5 minutes of training, it will feel very tired. As a dog owner, you need to observe the mental state of your dog. If you find that your dog starts to feel tired after 5 minutes of training, then try to control your training time to about 3 minutes.

Many dog owners may train their dogs multiple times a day, so I suggest that the interval between each training is 2 hours. For example, the first training today is at 8 o’clock in the morning, if you want to do the second training, the training time is 10 o’clock in the morning, because we need to rejuvenate the dog.

How long does a dog under 6 months train for a day?

If your dog is under 6 months of age, I suggest training for no more than 5 minutes, and training no more than three times a day. You can’t put too much pressure on they. Training a dog is the result accumulated day by day, and there is no shortcut.

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