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HEALTH & HANDLING

SECTIONS

HOMEWORK

TOPICS OF DISCUSSION

homework

 

The following PDFs contain the training exercises introduced in class for you to practice at home with your puppy. Most importantly, remember to have fun clicking with your new puppy!  

 
 
 
 

SETTLE

In this activity, you will shape your puppy to settle on a mat, bed, or blanket. The goal is to teach your dog to learn to lie down, rest and wait calmly in class and at home. This is also useful for teaching settle in crate and polite greetings and manners around visitors. 

Each week in class, we will build the "settle" behavior. Practice the level you learned in your last class. (Example: if this is week was your first class with your puppy, your homework is Settle Level 1). 

SIT / HAND SIGNAL FOR SIT

The sit cue is the first stationary behavior to teach a puppy. Initially, the sit cue is taught from the standing position. Eventually, the sit cue may be taught from a lying down position. Sit means to touch or to keep the puppy’s bottom on the ground.

 
 

HANDLING EXERCISE

The sit cue is the first stationary behavior to teach a puppy. Initially, the sit cue is taught from the standing position. Eventually, the sit cue may be taught from a lying down position. Sit means to touch or to keep the puppy’s bottom on the ground.

RESTRAINT EXERCISE 

Just as with handling, making restraint a positive experience from the start through specific training can prevent potential problems. All dogs need early and continued (throughout their lifetime) positive experiences with restraint. Proactive desensitization and classical counter conditioning will be used to facilitate relaxation with restraint.

 
 
 
 
 

topics of discussion

The following PDFs provide detailed information on class topics. 

 
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