Proud of My Dog - dog training
Accepting in-home training clients In the North Slocan Valley from the Village of Slocan to Nakusp, and Kaslo
Group classes are currently held in New Denver, BC
Objective: The objective of this layer is to accustom your dog to having you take their collar with your hand. You are building a layer of trust between you and your dog.
|Step by Step Instructions||Comments|
|Reach from the side and slightly under the chin, take the collar in your hand|
|Mark with a ‘Yes’|
|Feed a treat|
|Remove your hand from the collar|
|Repeat four more times|
|Different scenarios to practice:|
|Alternate your position: sitting, standing in front, standing beside||Practice each different scenario with five treats. After five treats, take a break. If your dog was comfortable with the exercise, next time try a different scenario. Do no more than two sessions in a row.
If your dog shows signs of anxiety or nervousness, after a break either repeat the scenario or go back to a scenario where your dog was successful.
|Alternate reaching your hand from above and then from below your dog’s head|
|Practice when your dog is standing, sitting, laying down|
|Practice with your right and left hands|
|Practice in a variety of environments: kitchen, living room, back yard, front yard, on walks, etc.|
|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|