Training a dog correctly

A guest post from Robert Michael.

Jean and I went to a conference down in Medford last Saturday. It was a conference to do with Parkinson’s Disease and was arranged by the group Parkinson’s Resources of Oregon (PRO).

Almost immediately upon our arrival at 1pm we saw a gentleman in his wheel chair accompanied by his service dog. That gentleman soon identified himself as Ken Schiff and his wonderful service dog was named Lacey. It was clear within moments how beautifully behaved was Lacey and, by implication, how well trained he had been to perform his role as a service dog to Ken.

That took me way back to my days of working with Pharaoh back in Devon; before Jean and I met. Living in a very rural part of England with, reputedly, there being more sheep than people, one of the early requirements was to train Pharaoh to behave properly in the vicinity of sheep. Here are a couple of pictures from that training day in Devon.

Pharaoh’s training the afternoon of the 11th May, 2004.


Luckily the training paid off! Pharaoh was fabulous in and around sheep!

Needless to say, Pharaoh also received professional training for his general behaviours.

So treat all of the above as my introduction to a guest post by Robert Michael. On dog training. So who is Robert Michael?

Robert Michael

Robert is professional dog trainer having an experience of almost 8 years now. And he loves to contribute to the pets blogs to enjoy his passion. Plus, I write free of cost for those pets blogs: do you have one? Contact me


A Comprehensive Visual Guide on Dog Training Schedule to Get 100% Outcomes

by Robert Michael. April 26th. 2017

There are a number of acts to follow on time, when your dog is on a training with you! So, if it is said that, you can get no any effective outcomes of the dog training, without making a proper schedule; it would not be wrong at all.

So, you must be aware of the fact that:

Making an appropriate dog training schedule is necessary for a super effective output. Now you might be thinking that:

How to make a dog training schedule?

So, it is not a tough task to do so! You just can make a schedule by following the tips given below:

  • Take a pen and diary specified in writing and following the schedule.
  • Save notes in your mobile phone, and set the reminders.
  • Make an Excel sheet containing the schedule.
  • Make an MS Word document to file the training schedule.
  • Make a training schedule chart and attach to one of the walls of your home.

So, these are the super easy ways, you can make and follow the training schedule of your dogs.

  • You will be habituated by the training schedule.
  • Your dog will get habituated by the schedule timings.
  • You will get a punctual routine.
  • Your training sessions will prove to be more effective.
  • You will be able to train your dog by an organized manner.

What can you include in the schedule?

  • The feeding timings.
  • The playing timings.
  • The walk timings.
  • The toilet timings.
  • The training sessions’ timings.
  • The exercise timings.
  • The sleeping and waking up timings.

You can see the Legit Review Machine infographic to better understand the dog training schedule ways and steps.


And here is that infographic that Robert included as a separate image in his email to me.

Puppy Training Schedule

I’m sure many of you will have found this very useful and I do hope there will be more guest posts from Robert.

13 thoughts on “Training a dog correctly

  1. Scheduling is a must. We tried to make certain all our girls were on one so they would have set routines. Dogs are creatures of habit. Another good share, Paul.


    1. I agree wholeheartedly about dogs being creatures of habit, to an extraordinary degree. But I have to admit that until I started living with Jean and her dogs, sixteen originally, I didn’t know that.

      Delighted, Susan, you enjoyed Robert’s guest post.

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  2. Such terrific advice. I use every walk as a min-training session and try to fit at least one in every day inside the house for Elsa who is simultaneously learning how to be a dog and a good dog at that. 🙂


  3. Awesome !! Thanks for the words ”Trails Around the Ranch”.

    It makes me super happy when I see somebody is really liking my experience and my guest blog.


  4. Our daughter brought home a puppy from college and then a week later took off for a class in Spain. We live in Charlotte, NC. So…guess who is training the puppy. I’m struggling with biting and housebreaking but hopefully with a bit more time and consistency, we will prevail. Then our daughter will come home and reap the benefits of our work. And so it goes.


  5. While I agree that a general schedule is a good idea, I have to say, I find dogs that are more flexible about meal times, etc. are more relaxed dogs. My mother’s dogs have always been on a strict meal schedule – and they panic and get needy if anything goes awry; mine can handle an hour or two either way without worries. Somedays it just doesn’t work to meet the timing. I do always train before meals, also, every play session, every walk, even every meal is a chance to train. Even bedtime. Our adult dog sleeps on our bed. She used to worry about everything so she would get treats when she would use the stairs to come up. Now it’s just a thing. But she is required to do things like “look”, “touch”, and “down” to earn those bedtime treats.


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