Day 1 – Welcome to the Class
Welcome to the class! Remember that ‘leave’ it will help shape your dog’s ability to communicate with you on so many levels. Helping them learn the difference between “yes” and “no” will make all other behaviors and skills that much easier as we move forward.
The Right Gear Makes Training Easier
Treats: Finding a high-value treat your dog loves will improve their ability to focus during training sessions and will keep them acting properly because they know the effort is worth the reward.
Dogs love the taste and smell of freeze dried beef liver. Pupford training treats are a simple ingredient, low-calorie (less than 2 kcal per treat), low-fat training treat your pup will drool over. Each bags comes with about 450 treats, meaning these treats are perfect for repetitive rewards during short or lengthy training sessions.
The enticing aroma and real liver flavor make these a high-value reward for your pup during training sessions. Say goodbye to distractions and say hello to focused pups.
Long Lead Leash: Working on behaviors like come when called and stay require lots of patience, effort, and of course, the right gear. A long lead leash will be your best friend when teaching these behaviors.
A 30-foot lead will allow you to practice "off-leash" outdoor behaviors while still staying in control and keeping your pup safe!
Tug Toy: Pups love biting and chewing, that's just part of who they are. As you work on overcoming those problem behaviors, make sure you have the tools to help them!
A nice tug toy allows you to redirect when biting or chewing occur! Plus, you can use the toy to teach games of tug and fetch, helping your pup burn that excess energy.
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The Dog Training Commandments
- Never repeat a training word (ie sit, lay down, etc.) more than once. If your dog doesn't accomplish the behavior at first then use a lure, toy, or hand signal to entice your dog to do the skill.
- Do NOT use physical force to get your dog to do a behavior. Using force or violence will inhibit your dog's ability to learn.
- Be consistent with training words, hand signals and with the timing of rewards. Dogs learn best with consistency.
- Train your dog for at least 15 minutes every day, but remember that 30-60 minutes will yield the best results.