It's lovely to learn a simple training method that really changes things for you and your dog, and today we learned three of them!
Tony Cruse from TC dog training showed us three exercises he teaches to his class:
"Chuck the Cheese" is a very easy to teach method to get your dog to pay attention to you, and ultimately offer you some behaviours before they rush off to play with other dogs. Skyler helped out as the 'more advanced' training demonstrator.
"Drop, Step and Treat" is a nice little exercise to do occasionally with your dog so that if you ever drop your lead, your dog's response is to look at you. Imagine how useful this would be if you dropped the lead near a busy road.
"Food bowl manners" - does what it says on the tin! When explained in these simple terms, it's clear how effective Tony's methods will be to ensure dogs are happy when you are around their food bowl.