A rewarding part of training your dog at home is the bond that you will create with them or strengthening an already existing bond.  Whether your dog is a puppy or an older one, training is an important part of keeping your dog stimulated and healthy.

Teaching the basics at home like sit, stay, wait and come gives them the freedom to be off the lead whilst you know you are in control and your dog will respond when a command is given.

Any training should be reward-based, so give your dog a small treat when they get the command correct.

When you start learning a new command, also start practising in a quiet room, away from distractions and break the training into short chunks so that the dog does not get bored.

Remember to be patient with your dog, they may not pick it up straight away and finish the sessions positively.