TYD 2016 Week 3

You may have noticed that most dogs pretty much arrive believing that if they want it, they can take it, when they want it.

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Jumpy really wants his toy but has learned that by responding to cues he can get his reward…

Week 3 Patience Pays

Improved self-control can lead to a vast progress in lots and lots of training and behaviour exercises you’re working on.

In the dictionary, beside the definition for "self-control"
In the dictionary, beside the definition for “self-control”

 

This week we will be working on teaching our dog that he just can’t have all the things he wants, when he wants them – but instead, teaching him a new rule, that patience pays.

What do I need for Week 3?

  • Training Mix
  • your dog’s favourite things (treats, toys, activities and so on)
  • a little bowl
  • leash, collar and so on for walkies

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Week 3 Training Games

  • The First Rule of Week 3
  • Doggie Zen Level 1
  • Doggie Zen Level 2
  • Doggie Zen Level 3
  • Doggie Zen Level 4
  • Living the Doggie Zen Life

What’s my dog learning?

  • I am learning that good things come to those who wait!
  • I can control my frustration and can wait patiently
  • I learn that I can’t have everything I want when I want it!
  • I learn how to choose more appropriate behaviours rather than having to be told what to do.
  • I become better at settling myself and am much easier to live with.
  • By learning to tolerate frustration and delay of reward helps prevent me developing more serious behaviour issues

We’re exchanging impatient and pushy for calm and polite!

You can download a more printer friendly, but abbreviated version of this week’s exercises here.

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