Train Your Dog With Me - Week 1 Part 2 | Pupford
July 26th, 2023
Filed under Training
In this video, Traci will be teaching Winnie how to hand target, focus, and some more work with puppy socialization.
TRAIN YOUR DOG WITH ME WEEK 1 PART 2
OVERVIEW OF PART 2
Teaching focus will get your dog to look and focus on you. When practicing this use a lure to get your dog to focus on you.
INTRODUCING THE CRATE
is that you want the crate to be a safe, nice place for your pup to be, so it is so important to introduce it as such. Give them tasty chews, treats, and other high-value treats and rewards in there, and only crate your dog after their basic needs have been met.
Do some sort of "brain" activity or enrichment every day, such as nose work, the "go hunt" game, etc. This will also tire your dog out! The is also great for this! It helps exercise your dog's mind and keep them busy.
The prime socialization period for a dog is 12-16 weeks. During that time it is so important to introduce your dog to new people, smells, animals, sounds, and more.
When greeting other dogs, makes sure that they are friendly, so that you can keep experiences positive for your pup! Have some fun with this puppy socialization Bingo and let us know when you complete them all! You can also download and print this
Handle your dog's feet, toes, nails, teeth, ears, tail, etc. and reward them for it. This will really help with vet visits and grooming! Note: don't force the handling. Let your dog leave the situation if they want.
The Bingo also included sounds to get your dog used to hearing. Using a device, start on a low volume and play sounds that they will be hearing a lot of (, thunder, fireworks, musical instruments, etc.).