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: Now that your dog understands the behaviour, we want your dog to learn to stay on the mat while you walk around them in either direction, or move farther away.
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|Step by Step Instructions||Comments|
|Warm up with the 6th layer||Use the following rule of thumb, if your dog stays on the mat for
|Now you want to take one step to the side. Continue to mark and reward your dog for staying on the mat.
Repeat 4 more times. On the final repetition, move back to your dog, and give your release cue.
When your dog gets up, mark with a ‘Yes’ or click and toss a treat to reset.
|Give your cue ‘Mat’, and wait for her to lie down on the mat.|
|If your dog was successful with one step, take two steps to the side. If your dog stays on the mat, mark with a ‘Yes’ or click and move back to give a treat.|
|Repeat 4 more times. On the final repetition, move back to your dog, and give your release cue.|
|When your dog gets up, mark with (‘Yes’ or click) and toss a treat to reset.|
|If your dog was successful on 4 of the 5 tries, take three steps to the side. Start to Ping Pong each set of five so it doesn’t always get harder. Do 5 repetitions of 3 steps then 5 repetitions of 1 step then 4 steps and so on. You will have an engaged learner who will learn to hold position no matter how many steps you take!|
|Goal: Work up to walking around your dog in any direction, walking away from your dog, or walking into another room; always building on success one step at a time.|
|After no more than 5 minutes of training: