This is Week 2 of Puppy Training. With the first week of socializing your puppy under your belt you should be feeling a bit more confident, and hopefully having some fun at the same time. Your work is not finished yet. Read on and see how you can add to your socialization efforts.
|Refine your socialization||Watch this Youtube: Socialization Deconstructed|
|Exposure to objects that move or|
make sounds, including:
– a motorized toy, a skateboard, etc.
|Introduce your pup to loud noise: Turn|
up the volume: Bang pots, slam doors, play MTV loud (don’t frighten the pup)
|Concentrate on known problems|
Use: A Social Schedule
Ask your veterinarian what‘s important to her or him when it comes to training a dog. You may be surprised to learn how much they will appreciate that you are doing handling exercises with your puppy.
|Begin working on Handling Exercises||Go to: Prevention, Handling Exercises Page|
|Start Child Proofing||Go to: Prevention, “Children and Dogs”|
|Trade You||Go to: Prevention, “Trade You”|
The absolutely great thing about playing games with you puppy is that it helps tie all your training together and keep things fun at the same time. Dive into the list below and get at it.
|Drop it||Go to: Games, “Drop It”|
|Soft Mouth Progress|
|Review Resource Guarding|
|Teach your puppy Follow me||Go to: Games, “Follow Me”|
Generally when people think of puppy training they are thinking of Life Skills. They want a dog that sits when asked, doesn’t pull on leash, etc. This is a reminder to you that these skills, while important, are not time sensitive. So do keep that in mind as you go along.
|Walking your Dog: Luring|
Go to: Life Skills, “Walking Your Dog: Luring”
|Walking your Dog: Stop and Go||Go to: Life Skills, “Walking Your Dog: Stop and Go”|
|Review Sit, Down and Stand – Indoors/outdoors||Go to: Life Skills, Sit, Down & Stand Page|
The best piece of advise is have a plan and stick to it!
|Re-Examine “Puppy Proofing” the house||Read House Training, “Puppy-Proof Your House”|
|Watch this: Youtube on Crate Games|