Life isn’t choreographed; think how boring that would be. Instead life is often unpredictable, random and sometimes hard and messy. This is part of what makes our lives rich and thrilling.
Let’s prepare our puppies for the variety of situations they will encounter. This will require training in different environments.
Are you are going to expect your puppy to be polite when the doorbell rings or when friends come over? When you are out and about, in the city or the county? When you are in the car or on the bus or out in your boat?
Each setting offers unique situations and challenges. Look forward and imagine all of the situations and places you are going to expect your dog to perform. Where will you want him to be relaxed and pay attention to you and listen? Nail the basics at home and then branch out and take it all on the road.