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6-week course Life skills

teaching dogs about day-to-day life - start 10.00 am Sunday

  • Ended
  • 150 British pounds
  • West End

Service Description

This 6 week class starts the essential skills needed for any age dog to be a great companion. Life skills are Basic Manners skills in a small group setting for optimal learning. Positive Reinforcement and marker training with a clicker. “Sit” on cue, “Come” when called, attention/Focus -Polite Lead Walking, "Wait" with distractions and lots more. Life should be fun! Training your dog is more than Sit and Stay. Prepare your dog for the things he’s likely to encounter in his life. Make sure he knows what to do in those situations and his life and yours will be predictable and fun. Life skills are the behavioural building blocks that allow you and your dog to get things done on a day-to-day basis. Dogs must be taught the life skills for doing what you want them to do BEFORE the situation occurs in real life. Setting up controlled example situations in which we can teach our dogs and they can learn. Controlled examples are safe, secure imitations that only last for a minute or less and involve lots of rewards and happy feelings. Think of it as play-acting for the real situation. Human children can learn table manners from having tea parties. Your dog can learn manners from playing games of pretend, too! Life Skills for Going Outside, Going for Walks Teach your dog that he can get you to put his lead on by being calm. He can get access to his favourite dog friends by being calm. Being happily excited can be accompanied by self-control, but you have to teach your dog to make that choice. At first, you’ll have to set things up so you can reward just a little self-control. Start with those times when he REALLY wants to go outside and chase a squirrel – can he sit for just a second to get that privilege? Show him that you’ll open the door as soon as his bottom hits the floor. Then you can help him build self-control for longer periods of time in more challenging situations.

Contact Details

  • Lead and Listen, West End GU24 9PS, UK

    07777 655 195

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