This two week class teaches you how to get your dog crazy about going to a mat, platform or into a crate/confinement and staying there This is an important skill, especially for highly excitable dogs and those that experience separation distress. They learn to make good behavioral choices and accept delayed gratification. It’s really fun to shape these behaviors step by step and watch your dog respond by really wanting to be in their station.
If you want to practice at home, you will need y to have a mat or platform available as well as lots of small training treats that can be easily tossed and are visible on your surfaces. There are many items you may already have that can serve as a training platform. Your dog should be able to sit, stand and lie down on the platform. There are also many prefabricated dog training platforms that you can purchase. Examples of home supplies:
- Step aerobic platform
- Any portable raised surface that fits your dog (a piece of board, for instance)
- Non slip mat such as a bath or yoga mat.
- Dog training platform: Klimb; K9 Play products; Cato Board
- Wire, plastic or cloth crate
- Gates if you don’t want to use a crate for confinement
This skill has many practical uses including:
Keep out from underfoot in the kitchen by creating a defined space
Keep visitors happy by preventing rushing and mugging them
Teaching solid stays
Home away from home: When you travel, go to restaurants and other activities you can include your dog who can lie quietly out of the way
Therapy dog work
If you have questions, please contact email@example.com or call 510-845-7735, ext 215.
2901 See Spot Stick, February 11~February 18
February 11, 2023
2:45 pm - 3:45 pm