90 Days: Week 2 Homework

Week 2 – homework goals

**Be Ready for Week 3**

  • 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:

 

2nd Layer:  practice with your dog in front of you and on both your right and left side.  Tag Point is:  Treat hand still

Goal:  your dog is comfortable making eye contact

Its Yer Choice (IYC)              
Action Plan for this week is:

 

1st Layer:  Place dry food such as kibble in your hand.  When your dog backs away, open your hand.  If your dog moves forward to take the food close your hand.  When you can open your hand, and praise your dog without your dog trying to steal the treats, give them a treat and continue to play until all your treats have been feed to your dog.

Goal:  to teach your dog to ignore food in your open hand

Parking your dog              
Action Plan for this week is:

 

1st Layer:  When you are one a walk, park your dog whenever you stop to talk to someone.

Goal:  Keep a connection between you and your dog and allow your dog to relax until you are ready to go

Name Game              
Action Plan for this week is:

 

1st Layer:  same your dog’s name when they are near and looking at you and then when they are near but not looking at you.  Reward when they respond to their name

Goal:  build value for their name

Relax on a Mat              
Action Plan for this week is:

 

2nd– 4th  Layer:  Practice when you are relaxing in the evening, when you are eating a meal, when guest are over

Goal:  build value for being on the mat and relaxing regardless of what is happening around them

Sit Happens              
Action Plan for this week is:

 

2nd Layer:  As your dog starts to sit, say the cue:  ‘SIT’.  Just before your dog starts to sit, say the cue: ‘SIT’

Goal:  your dog will learn to sit when you give the cue.

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