17.2 -- Training Your Dog: Down, Sit for Greetings, Place and a Neighborhood Walk --
Session Two Place:
1. Give your dog the place command, 5 feet from the bed.
2. Slowly walk a 10-foot perimeter around the bed.
3. Practice for 5 minutes, using your Remote Collar as needed.
4. Release your dog and play calmly with him.
1. Choose a location in your neighborhood or local park, with moderate distractions.
2. Use your Remote Collar to practice Come, Heel, Sit, and Sit at Curbs.
3. DO NOT use your Remote Collar for the down or sit for greeting exercises. Use “Pops,” as needed.
4. Use the down command if you wish your dog to remain in a stationary position for longer than 60 seconds.
5. Calmly play with your dog between commands, and praise and reward him for proper behavior.
6.Your walk should take approximately 15 minutes. Sit for greetings. Friend steps away if dog breaks. Repeat command with “Pop.” Dog accepting petting properly. Heel away, then release and play.
TRIPLE CROWN TIPS
Up to this point, your training Sessions have been in controlled settings. The neighborhood walk is an excellent way for you to practice practical applications of your obedience exercises. It will also give you a clear indication as to what your dog s strengths and weaknesses are at this time.
From this day forward, the neighborhood walk should be a part of your daily training routine with your dog. Be creative and use of your commands in every day situations with your dog.
Although you are using a Remote Collar, your dog should always be on leash near any car traffic. Responsible pet owners obey local leash laws at all times.