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).
The Gotcha Game prevents your puppy from shying away when you reach for his collar. Nothing is more frustrating than reaching for your puppy only to have him back away just out of your reach. Gotcha teaches your puppy to be comfortable and to like having his collar manipulated.