Louie, Lola, Lzzy & Lita <3
Below are some items that the pups like/we've talked about that I've recommended for you. Hopefully having them all in one spot will make it easier for you!
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Remember, this is not something a dog will learn quickly. Unfortunately, it is a bad habit. Bad habits are hard to break, and the longer they've been getting away with it, the harder it is to break. Be consistent, every person your dog comes in contact with while learning needs to follow the same rules.
He's doing so much better at offering sit instead of jumping, keep up the good work!!
Next Grooming Appointment:
When your pup is in a stand position, run your hand down her back and her hind legs. She needs to get used to you manipulating her limbs and leaving them where you place them. Use your stay.
If your pup attempts to follow you, remember not to tug on his collar/leash but instead body block him. We body blocked a lot when learning leave it, he should be respecting your body and backing off. If it's a large area you're blocking, you will need to be quick to not turn it into a game. Remember, I use wait for entryways.
Dogs should have "place" that is theirs in your home. Whether this is a kennel, a bed or just a corner. This place will provide them with comfort, and help teach your dog to "get away" from whatever else is going on at the moment - whether that is you're eating at the table, someone is coming through the door or vacuuming. I do recommend your place being movable, so you can take it with you to other locations if need be. The cues I personally use that are similar to "place" are: kennel, bed, room, office, couch, and home. Your dog can learn anything we want to add a cue to, so don't be shy!
She did so much better for her nails today than she did last month!
*Heat cycle is usually every 6th months: August & February (?)