Prep work

For these training exercises, you will need to do a little preparation work.

  • Ensure the crate is fitted with comfortable bedding and a few favourite toys 
  • Ensure the crate is fitted with comfortable bedding and a few favourite toys 
  • Stuff a Kong and freeze it overnight so it lasts a long time. You might consider having 3-4 of these on hand (in the freezer)  
  • Fill your pockets or treat pouch with some high-value treats 

Try to do this at least 30min before you start any training – otherwise, the preparation of food might tip off your dog that training is about to happen. We want the training to predict the food – not the other way around!