Sit, Down, Stay, Come (fast), Walk Nicely…. All With Enthusiasm
The goal of this puppy training plan is to help you create a dog that becomes an incredibly well-behaved family pet and to lay the foundation should you want to go on to competition and more training. All these things will happen because of the training games and exercises in the following lessons. Do a piece at a time and lay the foundation to have an incredible, loyal and obedient friend for a lifetime. You'll build trust and better behavior at the same time. That's the ticket!
Lesson 1 Topics – You Got A Puppy…. Now What??
Introduction, Concepts, Praise, Release, Calming Exercise, Num-Num Charging, Sit Happens - The Tuck Sit, Admonishment, Notes about Training; Mouthing, Biting, Jumping, Destruction and Chewing
Lesson 2 Topics – Interaction, Excitement and Motivation
Concepts, Interactive Motivators - You, Food, Toys; The Cookie Toss Game Step 1, Daddy...Mommy... Don't Leave Me... Here I Come!; Attention, Tag and Treat Game, Hide the Toy Enthusiasm Game, Pssssst.... Wanna Work??
Lesson 3 Topics – Interaction With Control
Review Week 2; Concepts; Socialization and Playtime; Sit/Wait & The Puppy Pop; Cookie Toss Step 2 - Sometimes Add Sit and Toss Through the Legs; Down From a Sit; Down From a Stand; Down From a Cookie Toss; Down From a Tuggie Game; Yummy - Yummy I want My Nummy Recall Step 1; Follow the Leader; More on Biting
Lesson 4 Topics – More Control and Recalls
Review Week 3; Concepts; Socialization & Playtime; Twist and Turn; Stand From A Down; Let's Go.... Quick Sit or Run And Sit; Down-Stay; Double Whammy Tag Team Recall and the Family Circle Recall Game; Yummy Yummy I wantt My Nummy Recall Step 2; More on Biting and Digging
Lesson 5 Topics – Leash Control and Walking
Review Week 4; Concepts; Side Step and Sneak Away; Leave It; Sit-Stay Step 2; Walkies From a Cookie Toss; Walkies From A Standstill; Play-Wait-Get It... The Restrained Retrieve; Let's Go... Walking On A Leash; Notes About Training
Week 6 Topics – Recalls (Come!!)
Review Week 5; Walkies Step 2; Cookie Toss With Sit In Front; Doggie Pile Surprise Recall; Find Me Motivated Recall Game and The Find It Game; Motivated Retrieve and Recall Game - 2 Or More of the Same Motivator; Sit-Wait - Recall Step 1
Lesson 7 Topics – Catching and Retrieving
Review Week 6; Playtime; Walkies - Step 3.. Add the Optional Twist; Sit-Wait - Recall Step 2; I'm Gonna Get It First Game; Motivated Recall Game - Step 2; Aluminum Balls.... Foiled Again; The Popcorn-Cheese Ball Catch Game; Notes About Practice and Training
Lesson 8 Topics – More Games and Fun
Review Week 7; Recall and Sit In Front; Walkies and Sit; Beat the Clock; Sit for Exam; Introduction to Agility Equipment; Jump Over, Go Through; Speedball; Tunnels and Hoops; Weave Poles; The Table; The Plank; The Teeter; Discussion About Next Steps In Training