Tuesday, August 9, 2011

From the Car to the Class

One of the things I always mean to talk about but never talk about enough is how students should enter class.   Half of the dogs are fine and don't need any extra management.  But the other half should have training start before the car door opens.

It's important to be on time, but it's better to enter five minutes late because "good training" was employed while entering the building.

Dogs are always learning and if polite walking is important, we want the leash to be loose as the dog comes in the room. And if the dog is very excitable, all the more important to be diligent about good walking.

Treats out, ready and go. The dog learns to come out of the car very calmly. The rule structure is in place for long term goals.

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