OK, so I really do like to play golf… Sounds funny I know and what the heck does it have to do with dog training? Well to be honest a bunch and specifically with walking your dog…

So I golf at most 5-6 times a year, I do have my own clubs, in fact I used to even have my own golf cart, but what I do on the golf course should really be called playing at the game of golf, not playing golf… Why you ask because I don’t play the game near enough to get any good at it, and I am OK with that fact I know that playing only 5-6 times a year, I will never be Tiger Woods….

Many are wondering when Mikey is gonna get to the point and what in the world can this rant has to do with training dogs??? Well its is simple if you don’t practice at something it is never gonna get any better!

I get calls all the time to help folks teach their dogs to quit pulling on the leash, and I will charge them good money, teach them all the skills needed to fix the problem but then my clients only walk their dogs once a week at best and then get frustrated because the problem never improves. Well the reason is obvious I hope… if you don’t commit to walking your dog 4-5 times a week, half an hour to an hour a day, how can you expect it to get any better?

Look I don’t mind if you don’t want to practice but understand paying good money to a dog trainer and expecting a “secret” skill or “magic” solution is well, a waste of time and money… If I can understand that my golf game is probably never gonna get much better because I don’t practice then you should probably understand the same in regards to your pooch and his leash skills!

Hey don’t shoot the messenger, instead grab your leash and go practice 🙂

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