Training Tip – “Selling” Your Cues*


When you are communicating with your dog what you want him to do, be a salesperson.

Put just enough excitement into your voice so the dog is interested in what you are teaching. This is especially important if you are working with a dog that has perhaps been trained harshly in the past or is a little shy.

Keep in mind that some dogs may lose focus if your tone is too excited, so be observant and adjust your approach accordingly.

A good salesperson sizes up the client, then closes the deal.

Good day, good dog!
Russell Scott

*CUE: A signal, such as a word or action, used to prompt another event; a reminder, prompting, hint or suggestion.

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