Plan to attend
every class in the course, and with
as much of the family as possible.
lessons every day. Ten minutes
of concentrated training just before
feeding 2 or 3 times a day is a
good way to start. (We recommend
no free choice feeding.)
puppy before class to encourage
elimination, and drain some energy.
Illness - Don’t bring
the puppy if there has been
coughing, diarrhea or acting
sick within 2 days prior to
Breaks - each person cleans
up for own puppy. Owner yells “nature
break” and everyone picks up
their dog until the mess is
cleaned up. Hospital supplies
the cleaning tools.
Position - holding collar,
puppy sitting on your lap or
between your legs (cradled). If
puppy wiggles hold still firmly.
Let out a deep breath and relax
YOUR body to signal the puppy to
relax. As the puppy relaxes, you
relax your hold on the puppy.
The puppy learns to settle.
for play sessions -
Greeting, Sniffing, Play
Bow, Chasing, Tag, Jumping, Rolling,
h. Unacceptable Behaviors
or Chasing a worried dog, Serious
fighting, Panic, Approaching a cornered
i. Gentling: give cookies
in exchange for: Suspension;
Cradling; Stroking; Massage. Demonstrate Kong frozen
j. Dog Waits Before Going In Or Out Any
includes home, or car.
Until solid, dog drags a
10” lead to step on to prevent
escape. Dog rushing out without a release NEVER
works. Say, “WAIT”. If
rushing, step on the lead, the dog
is brought back inside to try again
Once waiting, say, “OK!”
and release out the door.