So my guy is still young, but when doing our general obedience training I wonder how I am going to best set up our training environment to let him know that we are now "training" and not playing. Do you guys have any tips for that? I am planning to start whoa pole in a month and want to make sure that I can clearly communicate to the dog that we are working. I guess to sum up my question I would say what behavior/actions could I exhibit/take before and during training to let Ollie know we are learning and to set him up for success, i.e. short walk before hand to burn energy, same place every time, same jacket/hat, etc.
Thanks for the help
Ollie (Fox) Vom Schweichenberg, D1(J)