2.1 -- Training Your Dog: Place, Heel and Sit --
Session One Place:
1. Stand 2 feet away from the dog bed, with your dog on your left side.
2. Hold the leash in your left hand. The length of leash between you and your dog should be just enough so the leash is loose and the snap is hanging down.
3. Guide your dog to the bed with the treat and say the command “Place,” as he begins to get on the bed.
4. Once all four feet are on the bed, praise and reward him with a treat, then release.
5. Repeat 10 times in quick succession.
Come: Review lesson 1 instructions before beginning the “Come” command.
1. Stand at the end of your 6-foot leash.
2. Practice the “Come” command for 2 minutes.
3. Praise your dog enthusiastically as he is coming to you.
4. Using the command “Come,” call your dog when he becomes distracted.
5. If your dog does not come to you the first time you ask, immediately give him a “Pop” on the leash.
TRIPLE CROWN TIPS
The Place command is easy to teach and will become one of your dog s favorite exercises. Place can be used when you want your dog to relax, or when he wants to relax! Take your dog's bed with you when traveling, so he always has a comfortable and familiar boundary to rest on. Choose a dog bed with distinct, elevated boundaries. These boundaries will allow your dog to clearly identify when he is on or off the bed.