Start with the dog on leash. Pull back on the leash so the dog cannot step forward, as you say the work "stay". Start with one step forward, then back to the dog. Praise. Then once the pup seems to be staying on his own (and not you keeping him back with the leash) then increase to two steps, then three etc. Reward with food and praise each time done correctly.
The reward is in the eyes of the dog. So high value treats the dog likes, which for some might be carrots, others roast beef. The harder the task you are working the higher value the reward. I use freeze dried beef liver because there are no grains and many dogs have allergies - plus the pups love them.
You should always follow the two week shutdown any time you introduce a new dog into the home. Google two week shutdown and you will see many examples, most of which are similar. Then you introduce them slowly with baby gates separating them, then tethering them in the same room but with distance. Remember the slower you go, the higher rate of success.
Yes they can and in many ways it is easier than a puppy!
The rabbit cage size should be 4 to 6 times larger than the rabbit stretched out. Yes rabbits need time to exercise - usually around 3 hours a day to hop, stretch and explore.
Good question but it totally depends on the needs of the dog. A good training program will be devised based on each individual dogs needs, personality, temperament, etc.
Every trainer is different, but one rule of thumb is that there are no guarantees with anything, including dogs, so be careful with guarantees. Do your homework on trainers like you would with a teacher.
It depends upon what you are training the dog to do.
Yes you can, though it can take awhile depending upon what you want the dog to be doing for you.
If the behaviors are happening in the home, that is where the training should be done - with the dog and her or his family actively involved in the training. Good trainers do not just train your dog, they should also be training the owners to train their dog.
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