51 Puppy Tricks. Step-by-Step Activities to Engage, by Kyra Sundance

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By Kyra Sundance

51 dog tips provides dog proprietors the instruments they should educate behaviors and tips to their dog via step by step directions and pictures. so much different dog education books specialize in curtailing undesirable habit. a few have education, yet in simple terms the main simple tips. Kyra's curriculum differs from that of a hundred and one puppy tips in that the directions are geared for the fewer mature puppy. younger domestic dogs aren't but well-tuned to people, and reply larger to a clicker than to a voice. additionally, younger pups have so few abilities that everybody advantages from a strategy known as "shaping" which breaks a habit into minute steps for less complicated studying. And, in fact, domestic dogs obtain additional light care once we train, targeted extra on instilling a love of studying and a communique pathway instead of attaining the aim habit.

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TIP! Your puppy trusts you. If you tell him to step on a box, make sure the box won’t fall over, as this could damage trust. 1 Use a treat to lure your puppy up. Pat the box to help coax him. 2 Click once both paws are up. Allow him to have the treat. 3 Next, give the cue without the food lure. Click and reward with a treat from your pocket. TEACH IT: 1 First, teach your puppy the paws up trick (page 48). Kneel in front of the box, with your puppy to your side. Hold a treat in the hand that is closest to your puppy, and hold your clicker in your other hand.

1 Get your puppy’s attention with a treat. ” 3 Once your puppy holds eye contact, click, and give him the treat. 4 Use your pointed finger to cue this behavior. TEACH IT: 1 Choose a time when your puppy is tired and calm. Pick her up gently and cradle her on her back in your arms. Hold her securely and sit on the floor or a bed as you do this, so that your puppy won’t fall if she accidently squirms from your arms. Stroke her gently to make this experience a pleasurable one. Say “settle” in a soft, pleasant voice.

Release her only when she is calm. TIP! If your puppy squirms very hard, try laying her on her side rather than on her back. 1 Cradle your puppy on her back. 2 Pick your puppy up facing you. Set your puppy on your legs. Roll her backward. Once she relaxes, relax your hold on her. TEACH IT: 1 A crate provides a den for your puppy, which instinctually feels safe to him. Your puppy’s kennel is his personal space and he deserves to be left alone while inside. Blankets and a cover make it cozy and comfortable, and a few toys inside will make it fun.

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