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What’s this program all about?

You’ve signed up and are getting ready, but what’s this training program really about?

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Our Train Your Dog Month 2016 program is all about foundation skills – these are the ones that you will build your continued training upon.

So often we go straight into the sexy stuff without paying attention to the training that supports our dog’s life long learning – that can be why our training sometimes crumbles and collapses.

Spending a little time (remember, just ten minutes each day) putting these basics in place provides you and your dog the perfect foundation on which to build.

Reality Check

As important as these exercises and having the right foundation are, it isn’t a magic-wand!

Just signing up for our program will not ‘fix’ any behaviour problems you might experience with your dog. But, the exercises we will introduce will help work on some of the root causes to training and behaviour issues from pulling on lead to aggression.

The plan

Each week is themed and we will post three-to-five different exercises for you to work on during that week.

Every couple of days or so, we will post a new exercise with options to suit you at various stages of training. We will provide video and printer friendly versions too so that everyone can participate.

Remember, just ten minutes a day but if you want to do more that’s OK too!

Be ready for your first plan on Monday and Happy 2016!

Are you ready?

Happy New Year!

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Ringing in 2016 means it’s time to start getting ready for this month’s dog training challenge!

What do I need for Week 1?

  • your dog’s regular food
  • some rewards, treats and chews
  • lunchbox and resealable plastic bags e.g. ZipLoc
  • lead, collar, ID tag, harness, long line – if you plan to practice some of our exercises in public places or in unsecured areas
  • Kong toys or similar (if you don’t have a Kong toy for your dog please consider getting at least one – they are the best dog toys and we love them!)
  • treat activity balls, Kong Wobbler, Dog Pyramid or similar (don’t worry if you don’t have these – we will look at alternatives too)
  • household items such as boxes, plant pots, doormats, tubs, muffin or cupcake pan etc.
  • disposable items such as cardboard tubes (from toilet rolls or kitchen rolls), wrapping paper, Pringles or similar can, lunchboxes, empty butter, yoghurt or cream cheese tubs with lids, egg boxes, tea towels, cardboard, plastic bottles etc.

Sounds weird? Well, we’re going to keep you guessing for a couple more days!

 

Welcome!

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Here at AniEd we have just launched our new blog and to celebrate we will be bringing you a fun training programĀ for you and your dog starting in January 2016.

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