SYLVESTER, GA (WALB) - It's time to focus on your furry friends because January is National Train Your Dog month.
With puppies being a popular gift during the holidays, new owners are encouraged to train them properly.
One dog training expert said that it's key to not confuse the canines with your commands.
"If you tell him to sit down he doesn't know what exactly you want. do you want me to sit or do you want me to go down. So it's persistence all the time, and its just a repetition. Constant repetition," said Dog Handler and Trainer Jim McCleary.
McCleary said it can take as little as 3 weeks to have your dogs obey basic commands.