March 2020

March 31, 2020 
  • Building confidence with tricks!! 
  • Basics of luring
  • Through legs
  • Figure 8
  • Weave
  • Target a toy
  • Discriminate between two toys
March 30, 2020 
  • Foundations for nail-clipping
  • Foundations for ear drops
  • Keeping a zooming puppy still for handling
  • Keeping a sad self-isolation dog happy
March 25, 2020 
  • Preventing barking at knocking / doorbell
  • Knocking / doorbell = run to your spot!
  • Q&A: barking at triggers outside the home
  • Q&A: dog barks when we are separated by a barrier
  • Toothbrushing basics – nose in! 
  • Critical socialisation period for puppies (8wks-14wks)
  • Meeting dogs on leash during Covid-19 pandemic – social-distancing
  • Q&A: bathing a dog who needs to stay in tub for 5min treatment shampoo before rinse
  • Q&A: passing people on street with an excited dog – find it!
March 24, 2020 
  • “Leave it”
  • The cage – impulse control with food
  • Go to mat
  • Q&A: Puppy biting & the Time-Out Protocol
March 18, 2020 
  • Eye contact
  • Separating your dog’s name from your attention cue
  • Look at That game for acknowledging triggers
  • Window film to prevent visual access to triggers via windows
  • Hand targeting (“touch”) 
  • Keeping your dog’s attention on you a little longer when on a walk
  • When your dog jumps on the coffee table or counter surfs
  • Preventing begging and food theft during meals
March 17, 2020 
  • Elevator game
  • Airplane game
  • Take it
  • Down
  • Differentiating between sit and down
  • Q&A: socialising puppies
  • Q&A: Chat about refusing to walk