Puppy Training starts at Eight Weeks
Now that I only have Pontus left, I can concentrate on the training. He is keen to learn and it is vital that we go everywhere to see the world. I had him in the pub, in the car, meeting other dogs and on the moor. Here is his first day in the heather:
I teach him to sit by using a little treat inside my hand with the command:
Then getting the award:
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And the “Lie down”:
And the fantastic “Leave it, take it”:
First a treat is in my closed hand and I say “Leave it”:
Once he gives up trying to get to the treat, I open my hand, still saying “Leave it” till he understands not to take the treat.
He is being good at leaving the treat:
When he is good, not touching, he is rewarded with a “Take it” and gets the treat. It only takes a few goes before he gets the command:
And out and about we tackle water. Not swimming yet, but happy with a splash.
Of course he is impressed with living in a house with lots of great dog beds:
Here he is on a Puppy Tuffie.
24/07/2016 20:13Having dreaded the departure for weeks, it is actually not too bad. I have managed not to cry so far. During the last week it has become clear to me that the pups need more than what I can give them and they need more sp..
11/09/2016 20:40Pontus is mainly learning how to get on with the world. I simply don't have time to train him as I work the others 3-4 days per week. And also need to look after the day job. However, he has seen most of the grouse moors..