Thursday, April 21, 2011

Dog Trick Thursday!

Sometimes playing with your dogs gets them all wound up, and they need a reminder to calm down. Today, Winnie and Phinn are going to share the "crate" command, but you can also use "go to your spot" and "bed" as well.

  1. First, hold a treat in your hand so they can smell it.
  2. Direct them to the location.
  3. Toss the treat on the bed or in the crate, and say “bed” or “crate” while releasing their collar.
  4. Keep practicing until you no longer need the treat!

This is a fairly simple trick that will save you a lot of time when you need your puppy to go to their special area. Sometimes, without even saying it Winnie and Phinn need a little quite time to themselves, and we’ll find one of them snoozing away in the crate!

Until next time...

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