Started Day Four - Say Please...
Teach Puppy to "come" and "sit"
before EVERY meal and before getting attention, toys, walks, etc.
1. Use the first 5 kibbles to hand feed
and train Puppy. Allow licking at one kibble as you move backwards –
SLOWLY – saying in a happy voice, "Puppy, come!"
2. Say, "Goooood Puppy" in a proud
parent voice as Puppy follows back five steps.
3. After stepping back, release the
first kibble for munching and repeat, "goood puppy." Make this
training a FUN game for both you and Puppy.
4. On kibble 4 and 5, before giving
the kibble, stop, and move your hand up over Puppy's head as if you are
petting – SLOWLY. If you do this right, the nose will follow - going up
as the bottom sits down. Say, "Sit, gooood" in a happy voice tone,
giving the treat if Puppy sits.
Do this for the first 14 days in many
different locations around the house and outdoors, on and off your
Parenting Tips™ for Puppy