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Come when called

Come when called is arguably the most important skill every owner should teach their dog. You should be able to bring your dog back to you from unwanted behavior, people, other dogs and a dangerous situations. When you call your dog it should come all the way to you. To help reinforce the behavior of coming when called, we start by training with treats. This can also help your dog learn its name. Remember to keep your voice cheery and not to scold your dog for not coming. If he's not responding to 'come + name' you can mix things up 'here boy' and a whistle and when your pet finally comes happily reward him with a treat and praise! Preparing for training session: Prepare some treats into small bite size pieces. Make these high value (super yummy!) treats. Choose a quiet place with few distractions, in order to keep puppy’s attention. Before starting the exercise, give your dog some treats. Say “good boy,” then give your dog a treat. Do this a few times before every training session, to get your dog in MOOD for training. Come when called: This training can start very basic with one person and eventually become a longer [...]

2018-10-17T22:07:06-05:00

Down

Down, written by Jennifer. DOWN is NOT a natural action for dogs. It is a submissive action and requires thought on their part. In all our training, we want to encourage our dogs to THINK for themselves. We want them to CHOOSE the behavior and then we reward. DOWN is also a different command than OFF. Use DOWN when teaching your dog to lay down. Use OFF when asking your dog to get off the furniture or not jump on you. Your dog should already know SIT, EYE Contact, and NAME. As you read each of our training articles, you will see they all build on each other. And the same basic principles ALWAYS apply: Prep for training session, start with quiet environment with no distractions, and slowly introduce distractions, timing and consistency is KEY to success, and HAVE FUN with your dog. Preparing for training session: Prepare some treats into small bite size pieces. Make these high value (super yummy!) treats. Choose a quiet place with few distractions, in order to keep puppy's attention. Before starting the exercise, "charge up" your marker word, or your "click," dogs will quickly learn each time they hear the ‘clicker’ sound or ‘good [...]

2018-08-28T09:55:05-05:00

Sit, Eye Contact, Learn your name

Sit, Eye Contact, Learn your name, written by Jennifer. In this training article, we will learn a few critical skills. Once your puppy has learned sit, it’s a very natural progression for them to learn eye contact, and then on to their name. Preparing for training session: Prepare some treats into small bite size pieces. Make these high value (super yummy!) treats. Choose a quiet place with few distractions, in order to keep puppy's attention. Before starting the exercise, "charge up" your marker word, or your "click." Dogs will quickly learn each time they hear the ‘clicker’ sound or ‘good girl’ something good is coming their way. So click, then give your dog a treat. Say "good boy," then give your dog a treat. Do this a few times before every training session, to get your dog in MOOD for training. SIT: We will start this training session with teaching our puppy to sit. The mechanics are fairly simply, and are demonstrated in the accompanying video. While sitting in the floor with your puppy, let them sniff your hand with treats in it. Then slowly move your hand close to your body, towards your chest. If puppy starts to jump [...]

2018-08-28T09:55:48-05:00