The Learn to Earn Program

The Learn to Earn concept is very important when it comes to dog obedience and is recommended to start during puppyhood. This program basically teaches the dog that nothing in life is free and everything must be earned. This will inevitably create a balanced, well mannered dog by teaching your dog to say please to obtain the reward such as a treat, food, attention, etc.
The good news is that this is a simple program to implement and starts with making sure your dog knows basic commands such as sit, stay and wait. Every time you give your dog a treat, fill-up the food bowl, ask to go for a walk, give attention, etc. etc., your dog should perform a command. For example, teach your dog to sit and wait while you fill the food bowl and then at your command you tell your dog it is now “ok” to go to the food bowl. Doing this time and time again will eventually have your dog sitting and waiting without you even having to ask…the result is a well mannered dog in this setting. Remember, you can use the principles of this program throughout the life of your pet and is never too late to start. It is recommended to start as early as possible but late is better than never.