90 Days: Week 1 Homework

Week 1 – homework goals

**Be Ready for Week 2**

  • Pick one behaviour to practice each session. When finished say ‘all done’ so your dog will know that the session is finished
  • Practice 3 -5 sessions a day, 5-10 repetitions per session.
    • A session is the time you set aside to work with your dog.
    • A repetition is each time you practice a single behaviour.
Skills to Practice – post on your fridge or bulletin board for easy reference
Month:_______ Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 Day 6 Day 7
Date:
Attention
Action Plan for this week is:

 

1st Layer:  Wait for your dog to look in your direction, mark ‘Yes’,  and place a treat near your feet.  Repeat.

Goal:  your dog is comfortable looking at you

Collar Grab
Action Plan for this week is: 1st, 2nd and 3rd Layers:  Work at your dog’s level.  You will either reach for your dog’s collar, touch your dog’s collar, or take your dog’s collar in your hand

Goal:  your dog doesn’t shy away from, back away from, or mouth your hand

Leash Handling
Action Plan for this week is: 1st Layer:  Review the handout and watch the video

Practice your leash handling with the leash attached to a chair to help with the mechanics.  Think about how you will handle the leash when you are walking with your dog

Goal:  the leash no longer feels awkward when you are walking your dog

Sit Happens
Action Plan for this week is: 1st Layer:  Review the handout and watch the video

When your dog sits, ‘Yes’, toss a treat to reset.  Do 5 repetitions, say ‘all done’ to finish.

Goal:  your dog is offering SITs in your presence more frequently than before

Relax on a Mat
Action Plan for this week is: 1st Layer:  Put your dog on leash.  Place the mat next to where you will sit and close enough so that you can comfortably drop treats on the mat.   Drop treats to get your dog onto the mat, slowly place treats between his paws.  Look away from your dog.

Goal:  build value for being on the mat

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