MemberMarch 15, 2011 at 11:31 pm1500
Hi Mike, I just wanted to give you a quick update on how things are going.
I ordered a plastic basket muzzle like the one in the video from our local pet store. (They didn’t have the right size). It hasn’t come in yet.
We started with Phase 1 heel (all 3 dogs). It has been interesting. I don’t have any room, so I’m using a partially renovated space in my basement. We are trying to do like in the video. Hopefully we’ll all get the hang of it soon. Each dog is having challenges in different areas of the heel so we will work on this. I’m keeping it fun with lots of praise and treats. They seem to be enjoying it. I’m adding other commands they already know like sit and down as well.
One thing is I’ve always used “okay” as a release word, so now I’m doing “okay! free!” so they hopefully learn what “free” means too.
Can you tell me the long-term significance of “climb”? Mainly I’m wondering if I can use another word, like “up” if it will always be used for an elevated object or “place” if it will eventually be for a rug or dog bed.
I’ve acquired a wood platform like in the climb video, but I really have nowhere to put it at the moment as the floor in that room is only halfway finished. Hopefully we can start using it soon.
Thanks for the help.