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 let your dog know that sitting makes good things happen. Dogs (like us!) will repeat an action if it earns a reward.
Preparation: Find a quiet place in the house, you will need 10 treats. If your floor is slippery, it may be helpful to set out a mat for your dog.
|Step by Step Instructions||Comments|
|Place 5 treats in your hand and put your treat hand in a neutral position:
|You are going to wait for your dog to offer a sit. Initially it may take a while but be patient.||No cue is used at this point in training|
|The moment your dog sits, mark with a ‘Yes’ (or click)|
|Toss a treat to reset your dog for another chance to offer the behaviour and earn a treat.||Focus Point is: Treat hand in neutral position|
|Repeat the above steps four more times|
|Get five more treats and repeat the exercise one more time||Say ‘All done’ and take a break. Train this again either later in the day or on the next day|
|Once your dog is offering SITs in the first training location, repeat the above steps in a variety of rooms in the house|
|When to Advance|
|When you notice that your dog is sitting in your presence much more frequently than he did before you started rewarding for this behaviour. Can you reliably predict when your dog will sit?|