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Positive Puppy Kindergarten Class – Week 1 Introduction Importance of structure and routine for your puppy Sit (using treat as lure) Stay and release (use “go play”, “all done”, “free” etc. do not use “ok”) Name game (automatic look). Beginning clicker work or use “yes” or “good”. Tunnel Novel Objects: Walk Noise making toys Large stuffed animals Large box Homework and Tips: Practice with your puppy every day. Keep sessions short, 5-10 minutes, 4 to 5 times a day is better than 45 minutes – 1 hour in a row. Practice name game to get used to the clicker and get puppy paying attention to you. Click first and treat (make sure you keep your click and treat separate) Do sit-stay and release at least 5 times a day (not all at once). Before meal, when playing, before being petted and for fun. Stay should only be a few seconds at first, and then increase the time very slowly as the puppy is ready. Have fun with your puppy, go to at least 1 new safe place and meet at least 1 new person every week! Remember your puppy is always learning. Set them up for success and prevent unwanted […]

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