Relax on a Mat – Layer 5

Objective:  The objective of this layer is to provide you with ideas for growing the game.

The more you practice this exercise, the more your puppy will understand the finished behavior: “When my human sits down and ignores me, I lay down and great things happen.”

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Step by Step Instructions Comments
Start slowing down the rate at which you deliver the treats  
Practice the behaviour in different areas/rooms in your house In each new location, start off with rapid treat delivery until you can see that your puppy is relaxing, then begin to slow down the rate of delivery
Practice the behaviour in your back yard
Practice in your front yard
Practice the behaviour at a friend’s place
Practice the behaviour off-leash Practice this from the 1st layer

This will help your puppy learn to relax and lie down when you are out in public and have him on a leash.

Practice in the house before trying this outside

Put your puppy on leash, you are standing and there is no mat Practice this from the 1st layer

This will help your puppy learn to relax and lie down when you are out in public and have him on a leash.

Practice in the house before trying this outside

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