CP: 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.

Remember your 8 – 16 week old puppy needs to be introduced to the world in a way that will help him be confident and unafraid of people, places and things that he will encounter throughout his life.

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


Action Plan for this week is:


Work your way through “Your Puppy Socialization Check List” or “The Puppy Rules of 12”  Read the additional resources found on the website under Week 2

Goal:  provide your puppy with a variety of positive experiences

Relax on a Mat
Action Plan for this week is:


1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th Layers:  Put your puppy on leash.  Place the mat next to where you will sit and close enough so that you can comfortably drop treats on the mat.   Start treating for moments when your puppy quits staring at you and starts to relax

Goal:  Puppy learns to relax when laying on the mat

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

Collar Grab Game
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

Four on the Floor
Action Plan for this week is:


1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th Layers:  Practice whenever people approach.

Goal:  your puppy will learn not to jump on people

Race for the Toy or Food
Action Plan for this week is:


Gently restrain your dog.  Toss the toy or cookie and say ‘get it’!  Who can get there first.

Goal:  have fun!

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