1. Have your treats in a treat bag/ pouch or in your pocket. This way you can reward quickly. If you take too long fiddling to get your treats out you will not be rewarding what it was you wanted to reward in the first place.
2. Instead of thinking 'what don't I want, change it to a more positive "what do I want '
3. When Marking with a 'yes' 'good' or 'nice' wait 1 second and then reward. You can then build up the time between the 'mark' and the reward, then mix it up 1 second, 5 seconds, 3 seconds etc so your dog doesn't start to predict.
4. Keep your dog training sessions short. 3-5 minutes 3 times per day is better than one big training session where your dog may become tired and switch off.
5. Be consistent.
6. Always set your dog up for success and give them some easy wins when mixing it up with new or harder challenges.
7. Don't rush your training. Gradually build up the 3 D's. Distance, duration and distractions. Get a solid foundation before moving on.
8. If things aren't going well, take a step back, finish on a good note and start again another day.
9. Don't worry what other people can do with their dogs. All of us learn at a different pace. Find what your dog likes and build on it.
10. Always always keep it FUN .