Collar Grab Game – Layer 1

Objective:  The objective of this game is to change your dog’s underlying emotional response from negative to positive when you take their collar.

The objective of this layer is to teach your dog that good things happen when you reach toward their neck.


Optional Video:  Collar Grab for Safety

Step by Step Instructions Comments
Reach toward the side of your dog’s neck
Mark with a ‘Yes’
Feed a treat
Repeat four more times
Take a break
Do no more than two sessions in a row Take a short break between each session:  do something your dog likes:  play, petting, scritches
When you are done training say, “All done,” to end the training time. Always leave your dog wanting more
When to Advance  
When your dog doesn’t shy away from, back away from, or mouth your hand
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