Week Two

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 ❖

 

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#1- OF YOUR LONG DISTANCE COMMANDS 

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

THIS WEEKS FOCUS

SENDING TO THE PLACE COMMAND & SECOND COMMAND

You should be able to send your dog to the place, by at least 5 ft away. Make sure you use BIG body language when doing your hand commands from a distance.

ATA(Remember the place command- your dog can sit/down/stand- all 4 feet must be on it.)

PIVOTING ON OBJECT

You will want to start to use a word (Paws, Target, Pose- make sure it is a different word then the one you used for the one paw) for your dog to put BOTH paws onto an object. You also want to get them comfortable walking around that object while you are in front of them, and then when they are at your left side. (Like a heel)

 

SITS, DOWNS & COME FROM A DISTANCE

(ALWAYS Use BIG body language )

REMEMBER: Dogs love to run! So only do the recall as part of a reward for doing the other commands properly. If your dog bolts towards you before you call, catch them... and try and pop the leash every 2 feet all the way back to where they were- and correct into a command with their "ah ah". 

 

3 STEPS TO HEEL

(practice these all 3 things regularly) 

#1) FEEDING BEHIND YOU TO CREATE DRIVE TO RUN TO- AND PAST YOU. Standing with your left should close to a wall/vehicle call your dog- You are feeding BEHIND you. Be exciting and praise as they come into you. 

#2) GETTING YOUR DOG TO TURN INTO YOU OR 'FLIP'

Standing with your left should close to a wall/vehicle call your dog-when they get to you, lure them with a treat or toy 180 degrees and into that sit position at your feet. 

#3) PRACTICE #2 BUT OUT IN THE OPEN

Pinch your treat between your thumb & your pointer finger and cup your hand) When your dog comes into you get them turned around into that "Heel" position and then get them to walk 2 of 3 feet while the are nibbling the treat. (Use exciting movement when you walk and keep their head up high)

 

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~More Advanced

When doing the come command with distractions it is going to be in your best interest to:

 #1) STAY EXCITING, even if there is a distraction

#2) Always have a loud squeaky on your when you go to heavy distraction areas. (Try NOT to do come commands out of play- YET)

 

TRICK-YUK

In the beginning, cradle your dogs head on the palm of your hand. Place tap across their nose. Remove your hand from under their bottom jaw. If your dog paws at their face, MARK IT with your marker word- Reward with a treat- and then pick up and cradle your dogs head again. (So they don't scratch the tape off). Once they get better at it, use your "command word" first and then repeat the process above. (Yuk, Girl, Boy, Embarrassed....are all great examples you can put into a sentence later)
When your dog gets better at this, try very lightly pinching the skin on the top of the nose and use the word you picked for the command. If they do it on their own- with no tape- have a party!!!! Be VERY exciting. Mark with your marker word and reward.  

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- BACK UP

#2- CROSS PAWS

**OPTIONAL** ENGAGEMENT WITH YOUR DOG

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