Free Stuff from Doggie Manners
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*Puppy Socialization Checklist
This is an extensive list taken from Puppy Socialization – An Insider’s Guide to Dog Behavioral Fitness which includes hundreds of suggestions to help your puppy become a behaviorally fit dog. Take a look at the Table of Contents.
*Potty Training Log
When you have a new puppy – or even a new dog – knowing when he pees or poops helps you train your puppy to transition from his toileting schedule to yours. If you need some help, take a look at the Table of Contents of Puppy Potty Training – The Expert’s Guide to Housetraining FAST!
*New Puppy Supplies
New puppy parents are sometimes overwhelmed with all the supplies available and also what everyone tells them their puppy should have – from friends, colleagues, pet store sales people, vets, groomers, etc. Here is a list of the supplies that I think are most important and useful that I, a Certified Dog Trainer and Behavior Consultant, have compiled from my 20+ years of training.
We humans have many words for the same thing. Since English is our language, we generally understand those words mean about the same. For example, “good job,” “nice,” “I’m proud of you,” etc. When you’re training your dog, it’s important to use the same word as a command/cue every time to make the training go faster since your dog associates what you say with the action he is doing. If you use different words, then you have to teach him the meaning of each different word. For example, “Sit” and “Sit down” sound different to your dog. This list is the words that I use in training and their definitions.
You want to learn a new skill – let’s say driving a car. Before you get behind the wheel and actually start driving, you need to know the order of getting the car started –
• putting the key into the ignition
• turning the key
• taking the car out of Park
• putting it in Drive
• stepping on the gas pedal, etc.
That’s your foundation. These things come naturally now – in fact, you probably don’t even think about them; you just do them – but certainly didn’t when you first started driving.
The same thing is true with your dog – he’s gotta learn the Foundation Formula first, and *you’ve* gotta teach him! If you jump into training without the Foundation, then it’s going to be much more difficult for both of you. This handout is the Foundation Formula I use for training both puppies and dogs.
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