Week One

THIS WEEKS FOCUS

REFOCUSING ON BASIC COMMANDS & EXPANDING/ADVANCING ON THEM. 

(With distance, duration and different positions)

TEACHING TOUCH (WITH A PAW) TO DIFFERENT OBSTICALS

YOUR HOMEWORK:

❖ PRACTICE EVERYTHING YOU HAVE LEARNED ❖

 

SEND IN YOUR 2 VIDEOS TO OUR SECRET FACEBOOK PAGE:

(Videos are due by Thursday at 6pm every week)

#1- OF YOUR LONG DISTANCE COMMANDS 

#2-OF YOUR DOG BEING SENT TO, AND TOUCHING (WITH A PAW) OBSTACLES

THIS WEEKS FOCUS

"BOOP" TRICK (OR SNOOT) 

(You can put your fingers in a heart, circle diamond or "okay sign")

TEACHING TOUCH (WITH A PAW) TO DIFFERENT OBSTACLES/OBJECTS 

PLACE COMMAND & SENDING TO THE PLACE

(When your dog becomes good at the place, do not reward until you release. Remember the place command- your dog can sit/down/stand- all 4 feet must be on it.)

LEARN ABOUT OPPOSITION REFLEX-HOW TO RETRAIN THEIR THINKING

(Your leash should be parallel to the ground- Start your walks out by doing this exercise before you leave your property.)

SITS AND DOWNS FROM A DISTANCE

(Remember, you do the initial command from far away. Use BIG body language and only feed/treat for Down to Sit)

COMMAND BURSTS

(NEVER do these in a pattern- there shouldn't be time for praise between the command and the release word. After the burst either throw the toy up in the air, OR throw 2-4 treats up in the air for them to catch)

COME COMMAND

(Put your dog in a command, get to the end of the leash and do a split stance. Your come command is TWO exaggerated slaps on the leg, with the word "Come". When your dog comes into you should step into them, and they should automatically sit until you release them. Only feed on the release.

SIT & DOWN FROM DIFFERENT POSITIONS

(Don't always give commands facing your dog. Sometimes have your back to your dog, or stand sideways)

YOUR HOMEWORK:

❖ PRACTICE EVERYTHING YOU HAVE LEARNED ❖

 

SEND IN ONE VIDEO AND ONE PICTURE TO 

YOUR  SECRET FACEBOOK PAGE:

(Videos are due by Thursday at 6pm every week)

#1- PICTURE OF YOUR DOG HOLDING A LONG DISTANCE COMMAND

(SIT OR DOWN) 

#2- VIDEO OF YOUR DOG DOING THE "BOOP TRICK"- BONUS POINTS IF YOU ASK THEM TO DO IT FROM FARTHER AWAY AND THEY COME TO YOU TO DO IT.

Ready for week 2?

TEACH ME NEW STUFF, AND REMIND

ME WHAT I HAVE LEARNED!

Hello Everyone. 

It is with a very heavy heart that we have decided to shut down our training and drop-in services. This decision did not come lightly. We are very much trying to keep a level head about it all. But the world is shutting down around us, and I am immune compromised and have lung issues. 

‼️Boarding will still remain open.‼️

*****IF YOU ARE ON FACEBOOK***** Please follow us, as we will be trying to figure out a way to keep everyone going with training tips and fun!!! or a mini online course. I am not sure how we are going to do that yet... but we will figure it out. www.facebook.com/therufflife

Thank you for sticking with us. ❤️ Take good care of yourselves and each other. We can’t wait to see you all again! We look forward to reopening when a more clear direction is given and will be posting on Facebook, and Instagram with any updates. (Clients in existing groups will get emails)

Monique

Find us: 
By Appointment Only!

6459 L&A Road, 

Vernon, BC

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