I'm curious how long and how everyone is training their dogs in the summer heat?
(South La) My 6 month old CBR can manage about 30-40 minutes in the early AM and late PM and maybe 10-15 minutes during the day. I have my best training sessions when I keep it short. I can tell in his face when he is excited and wanting to learn, so I teach. I can also tell when he looses intrest (due to time, temperature, or distractions) and this is my cue to end the session. My best sessions are normally half hour long and cover one to two topics. In the AM I try to focus on something he already knows and try to perfect it, while the evenings we work on something new. During the day we will work on obedience. I'm lucky to have an open field with a pond across the street from the house so I can grab a few bumpers and train in seconds. Of course work has to mess up my training so I do what I can when I can on those days.