90 Days: Week 3 Homework

Week 3 – homework goals

**Be Ready for Week 4**

  • 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.  Check the appropriate box each time you practice.
Month:______ Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 Day 6 Day 7
Date:              

 

Collar Grab              
Action Plan for this week is:

 

4th Layer:  Take the collar and apply gentle pressure.  Mark with a ’Yes’ and treat, remove your hand

Take the collar and apply gentle pressure, wait for any sign of movement.  Mark with a ‘Yes’ and treat, remove your hand

Focus Point is:  Hold Collar

Goal:  your dog is comfortable moving with you when you apply gentle pressure to the collar

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

 

3rd Layer:  Place dry food such as kibble on the floor and cover it with your hand.  When your dog backs away, uncover the food.  If your dog moves forward to take the food, cover it with your hand.  When you can leave the food uncovered, 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 fed to your dog.

Goal:  to teach your dog to ignore food on the ground for up to 5 seconds

LLW:  stand beside you              
Action Plan for this week is:

 

1st Layer.  Hold 5 treats in your right hand; step in beside your dog so your dog is on your left. Pass a treat to your left hand, touch your hip and feed your dog.

Focus Point is:  touch your hip

 

Goal:  to build value for standing (or sitting) beside you

Down              
Action Plan for this week is:

 

1st Layer:  With your dog on leash and you sitting in a chair, wait for your dog to lie down.  When he does, mark with a ‘Yes’ and toss a treat to reset.

Goal:  to teach your dog that there is value in lying down when you are near

Sit with release word              
Action Plan for this week is:

 

3rd Layer:  Cue the ‘SIT’, say your release word.  Mark forward movement with a ‘Yes’ and toss a treat.

 Goal:  your dog will learn to sit until they are released

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