Posted by: Linda Trunell | April 7, 2013

My Top Ten Favorite Training Tips

Bently & Me

Everybody seems to like “Top Ten” lists so I’ve compiled a list of my favorite training tips. In future posts I will go into more detail and reference some sources so you can learn more.

  1. Every time you interact with your dog, one of you is being trained.
  2. Behaviors that get rewarded get repeated.
  3. Aggression breeds aggression.
  4. There are no stupid dogs – but there are uneducated trainers.
  5. Consistent, patient repetition is key.
  6. Short training sessions throughout the day get the best results.
  7. “Nothing in life is free” is a great philosophy.
  8. Your dog pays more attention to your body language than you realize.
  9. You can teach an old dog new tricks.
  10. Training when done right is fun for you and your dog and strengthens your bond.

Here’s to being our dog’s best friend –



  1. I’ve nominated you for a Versatile Blogger Award 🙂 Congratulations and thanks for the wonderful posts !


    • Thank you! I like your posts about your diva dog 🙂


  2. Love NILIF!! (#7)


  3. Love the tips! You’re a great trainer. Your love of dogs shines through.


    • Thanks, Stacie! I know we share that love of dogs. 🙂



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