How to start training?

First: Get your pups attention

down up/game

you drop a treat on the floor and your dog puts his head DOWN to eat it

then he looks UP at you to see where that treat came from click &

Drop another treat on the floor

Four Steps to Teaching your Puppy

Sit

  1. Show the dog what you want him to do – Lure with treat

Put treat on dog’s nose, then lift hand up and back

When he sits click and reward

Practise lots

  1. Make your dog think – what do I have to do to get this treat?

Show your dog the treat, without luring.

When he sits click and reward

Practise lots

  1. Give it a cue

As the dog starts to sit say ‘sit’

When he sits click and reward

Practise lots

  1. Practise everywhere

House and Garden first  (fewer distractions) then in the Park

Now it’s time to reduce treats.

 

Maybe ask for 4 sits then click and reward on the 4th sit, always praising when your dog does as you’ve asked! Then randomly reward for fast sit, straight sit etc

Dog Training made Easy with the Dogs Trust

notes by Christine Seddon

Remember to play with your dog after a short training session (no more than ten minutes at a time). Make training fun!

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