Tips On Finding Time To Dog Train When Life Is Busy: Chat With Natalia Nizker #210 #podcast

Welcome to another exciting podcast! In this episode, we sit down with Natalia Nizker to discuss some crucial tips on finding time to train your dog when life gets too busy. As pet parents, it can be challenging to keep up with our dog’s training schedules alongside juggling work, family, and other commitments. Natalia shares her expert insights and practical advice on how to make the most of the limited time we have to train our furry companions effectively. Stay tuned for some amazing tips and tricks that are sure to make your dog training journey a success, even when life gets hectic!


Dog training is an important aspect of a dog’s life. It helps them to be well-behaved, happy and safe in various situations. However, with busy lives, finding time to train your furry friend can be challenging.

In this episode of Shaped by Dog, Natalia Nizker shares tips on fitting dog training into a busy schedule, using positive reinforcement and layered shaping. Her insights can help you to lead a balanced life while still spending quality time with your furry family member.

So, let’s dive into the world of dog training and learn about how you can manage it even in a busy life.

How to Fit Dog Training into Daily Life?

Dog training can be time-consuming for busy people, but it doesn’t have to be. It’s possible to fit it in and make it a part of your daily routine with the right approach. Here are some tips on how you can manage:

Make Training a Part of Your Daily Life

One of the most effective ways to fit dog training into your busy schedule is to make it part of your daily routine. For example, when you wake up in the morning, you can take a few minutes to train your dog before starting your day. Similarly, when you come back home from work, you can train your dog for a few minutes before dinner.

Use Positive Reinforcement

Positive reinforcement is a training technique that rewards desired behavior. It’s an effective and humane approach that focuses on positive reinforcement instead of punishment. Reward your dog with treats or praise when they follow your commands. They will be more likely to repeat the same behavior when they understand that they will receive a reward for it.

Include Layers in Your Training

Layered shaping is an effective way to teach your dog. It means breaking down a task into small, achievable parts and gradually building up to the final desired behavior. This approach helps your dog to understand the task quickly and makes it a fun experience for your furry friend.

Dog Training Games Perfect for Busy Lives and Happy Dogs

Dog training games are an excellent way to train your dog and have fun at the same time. These games offer mental stimulation to your furry friend, and they are perfect for busy lives. Here are some of the best dog training games:

  • Hide and Seek
  • Tug of War
  • Puzzle Games
  • Fetch
  • Agility Courses

Introducing a New Puppy with Household Harmony in Mind

Bringing a new puppy home is an exciting experience, but it comes with challenges. Introducing a new puppy with household harmony in mind is essential. Here are some tips to make the process smooth:

  • Introduce your puppy to your household slowly.
  • Teach your puppy basic commands such as sit, stay and come.
  • Establish a routine for your puppy.
  • Encourage and reward positive behavior.
  • Provide your puppy with appropriate chewing toys to prevent destructive chewing.

Trick Training to Boost Your Dog’s Confidence

Trick training is an excellent way to build your dog’s confidence and deepen your bond. It’s a fun way to teach your furry friend new behaviors and challenge them mentally. Here are some tricks that you can train your dog:

  • High Five
  • Spin
  • Bow
  • Roll Over
  • Play Dead

All Dog Training is Essentially Trick Training

All dog training is essentially trick training. The only difference is the desired outcome. Whether you’re training your dog for agility, obedience, or behavior modification, and you’re using the same technique. You can choose games you can easily play with your dog even in stressful environments. These games can help calm your furry friend and reduce anxiety.

Resources for Dog Training

Several resources are available to assist you in training your dog. Here are some of the best resources:


Podcasts are an excellent resource to learn new techniques and stay up to date with the latest trends. Shaped by Dog is a fantastic podcast to listen to for dog owners who want to improve their training skills.

Youtube Playlists

Youtube has several playlists filled with dog training videos, which are an excellent resource for dog owners. Dogs That offers a wide range of playlists covering various topics related to dog training.

Training Plans

Training plans are comprehensive guides that cover different aspects of dog training. Dogs That offers online programs and training opportunities for dog owners who want to learn more.


Dog training is an essential aspect of a dog’s life, and as a dog owner, it’s necessary to train them well. In a busy life, finding time to train your furry friend can be complicated. However, with the right approach and techniques, it’s possible to fit dog training into your daily routine. Natalia Nizker’s tips and insights can help you to lead a balanced life while still spending quality time with your furry family member.