Getting Started Week 50 - Teaching Your Puppy to Crawl
You need to keep learning and teaching your puppy new games and
vocabulary to keep your interactions from getting boring and routine. Mix it up! You
are only limited by your creativity.
Once your puppy knows how to lie down on cue, you are ready to teach
this new exercise. From the down position, put a treat where your
can lick but not quite eat it.
Keeping your hand on the ground in front of your pup's nose, move your hand/treat slowing forward so that your puppy finds it the
easiest to crawl forward to continue to lick your treat hand. Say,
"crawl" and release the
treat. As your puppy gets the idea, you can move the treat farther
before giving it. Praise the crawl with the treat being the final
jackpot. As your pup learns to crawl, you won't give a treat every time
but always praise.
NOTE: When cueing your dog, never pull your hand back
quickly. This gives canines a confusing signal. Think of your hand
as a machine that is slow and exact - to give a consistent, clear cue.
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