April 2020

April 29, 2020 – RELAXATION – LEVEL 2

  • Building duration on the mat
  • Puppies not sleeping through the night
  • Crating vs long-term confinement

April 29, 2020 – VET & GROOMER – LEVEL 1

  • Tools for grooming/care
  • Luring to scale
  • “Look at That” for the waiting room
  • Hand-tunnel for Gator-Mouth
  • Brushing, utilising a licky-mat
  • Consent while handling/grooming

April 22, 2020 – POLITE WALKING – LEVEL 1

  • Collar grabs
  • Gently guiding from A to B
  • When dogs put on the brakes
  • Capturing eye contact
  • Feeding in position (drive-thru window)
  • Leash-handling/mechanics
  • Taking food nicely
  • Letting dogs go on a “sniffari”!!
  • Polite walking cue
  • Penalty yards for pulling
  • Letting your dog greet other dogs on leash during Covid-19

April 22, 2020 – IMPULSE CONTROL – LEVEL 1

  • Elevator / Airplane
  • Take it
  • Wait (at curb)
  • Go wild & freeze

April 15, 2020 – FOCUS & ATTENTION – LEVEL 1

  • Eye contact
  • Look at that
  • Hand targeting (“touch”)

April 15, 2020 – RELAXATION – LEVEL 1

  • Elevator
  • Down
  • Go to mat

April 9, 2020 – POLITE WALKING

  • Choosing a cue
  • Feeding in position
  • Leash-handling & mechanics
  • The Box Step
  • Eye contact
  • Pulling strategies
  • Find it
  • Biting the leash, frustration
  • Scavenging / Drop it