Puppy Training Day 15


This morning it was overcast and warm (it got up to 75 degrees before the sun went down)!

07:30am – Babe was great this morning, full of pee and multiple poops. It’s so funny how after he clears his bowels he hops around wanting to play!

11:00am – Session 1.

This was an incredible session – we chained multiple behaviors together in a novel way at a novel location. What that means is I carried the crate and place mat to the training field. And set them up about 10 fee apart.

The idea was to flow from one behavior to the next. As always I now the SD, the criteria and my response if the behavior is correct or my response if the behavior is incorrect.

We explain this in detail in our Free Resources video series.

And because is Babe the super dog – he kicked royal butt! Today’s IG video (below) shows a short snippet of the training in action. There is no coercion, no e-collar, no pincher collar, no yelling, no drama, no negative energy – just gentle and fun positive reinforcement. And of course hot dog!

4:00pm – Session 2 .

Today was a hot day at 75 degrees.  When I got there he had spilled over his water because the bucket was not clipped to the kennel wall.

So a quick trip to refill the water while he hopped around started our session. 

He was full of energy and ready to work.  I focused on his stay today in both his sit and down positions.  He did really well and its clear that he is now understanding what the word means and what he is required to do.  When they first learn a behavior sometimes they just ‘know the drill’ and it is why they are just going through the motions not actually understanding the behavior and what is required so it is important to switch things up so that you know they understand the behavior. 

We played ultimate workout which was great and he is really picking up on understanding what is required from him from this as well.  Great session.  He is super smart and loves to learn.

6:00pm – play time and dinner.

8:00pm – play time and walk.

10:00pm – play time and walk.

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