The process of going through boarding school can be extremely stressful for your puppy. They may not listen to you when commanded to sit, nor will they know that stealing food from your plate is not proper table etiquette. However, when they are first going through boarding, it can be a very difficult time for them- especially when they are failing to grasp some of the concepts and lessons that they are being taught.
Dog Boarding—How To Use Treats To De-Stress The Process For Your Pup
A practice that has shown great results for dogs that are going through the boarding process is rewarding them with treats when they are showing improvement.
For instance, when your dog is beginning to learn commands and is obeying them, providing it with a treat will do wonders. Giving them a “prize” (in this case, a treat that they love more than anything else in the world- besides chasing squirrels) can alleviate a large amount of the pressure that they are undertaking. Best of all, it shows them that what they did was “good”, and it will be much easier for them to remember what they did- after all, they were rewarded!
Also, you can give your dog a reason to be proud of their hard work by providing them with another treat at the end of its boarding session (you can choose to give it to your fuzzy buddy at the boarding location, or even when you arrive at home. It’s ideal to choose one place where it reoccurs to get your dog familiar with the routine.) Be sure to switch up the types of treats that you give your dog as well, so that it won’t associate one specific treat as the only one that it gets after going through a stressful time.
By following these tips, it can help your dog breeze through the boarding process, while showing them that you are there to support them the entire time.
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