10-4. Yes. I have a puppy training
secret for teaching your puppy
to respond to their name. You can do this in five short exercises
in just a couple of minutes a day. Today, instructor Carol and Texas two-ten-four
are going to show you exactly how you can learn the puppy training
secret to response to name. I'm Ken Steepe and welcome
back to McCann Dogs. Hi, this is Texas two ten four she's now just
15 weeks old and she has the attention span of a flea. But I want a fantastic response
to her name for safety sake, can for sports.
Uh, and because she's
so interested in everything else, how am I going to do that? And
it's all about building value. And I also want to build value in a
very short time, not spend hours a day. So we're gonna play a couple of different
exercises to teach her her name and put huge value on it. Her name is Texas two ten four she's
named after a steam locomotive. A little bit too long to say, I call her ten four when I'm
looking for that response. But I use Texas at other times because
I come home. How's it going? Texas, Texas. Leave that.
Especially with puppies, we're always saying leave that here Texas
so I don't want allows lousy response to name cause I'm seeing it all the time. So Texas is sort of the name I use
casually but when I want that response, the name I'm going to put value to is
ten four I've got a handful of treats.
I'm just going to gently
restrain her. Sure. The treats 10 forth back
way. Yes. And reward. Nice and close to my body. Then I can do
that right away again. Ten fourth. Yay. Good girl. So she's getting
10 kibbles within seconds. So lots of value. 10
for, yes. Go ahead girl. We can go the other way.
Yes. Ten four good. Girly. Yeah. Good girl. Yes. My
second exercise is similar. It's going to give her a lot of treats. So a lot of value for her need but I'm
going to add value cause this time she's going to get to run a little bit
Are you ready? Ready? Set 10 for yes. Get it. Ten four get it ten four yet
it's woo. Good girl. 10four yes, get it. Ten four yes. Good girl. And I'll end off with a bunch and I
could even end off with a toy if I wanted to. Now there's a bonus to this exercise.
I end it with a bunch of treats, a lots of value, but you
notice I gently take her color. I'm just doing it as
she's taking the treats. So the bonus is my puppy is getting very
comfortable to me taking control of her color at the same time, I build
that great response to need. Now the next little exercise I do
again has a bit of a bonus. Once again, I get lots of repetition in a very, very
short time, so she gets lots of value. But the second thing is at the same
time, I'm building value for my dog. Like you're my puppy liking to go to that
dog bed so that when I want to finish working with her, she's
happy to go lie down.
So all I'm going to do is let
her choose to go to that mat. I'm going to make sure I have a bunch
of treats ready, but yes, get it. Ten four yay. Good
girl. Break. Yeah. Good. 10 floor. Then make sure she
gets that treat first. Yes, yes. Get it. Ten four yay. Good girl. Yes it ten four good girl and again, I'll end it with a bunch of treats and
just gently take that call or so she's really comfortable with that. I can use a crate as well as the mat
builds a little bit value for my dog going into the crate so that when I asked
her to go in, she's happy to go in.
[inaudible]. Where's your
spot? 10 four. Yes. Good girl. Where's your spot? Yeah.
Good girl. There it is. 10-4, yes. Now If you have a pup that's
not too thrilled with their crate, there's a great exercise
to play. She goes in, she's not having to worry
about being stuck in there. Lots of value just running and getting
a treat and then she gets to come right out again. Other little treats, tricks
I use to help my dog, like a crate. One you can see she likes her
bone, likes it even better. If I rub a little peanut butter on it, she can go in there and I might
leach leaf for a short time. The other thing I might do is, you know I was throwing
kibbles in there to reward her, but I might surprise her because I might
put a little half spoonful of peanut butter at the back of that
So when she goes in, it's like going to a casino.
It's not there all the time, but sometimes there's a jackpot. Another exercise I love to work with
response to name is hide and seek. I'll have someone help me, they'll take my dog and just
hold onto them to begin with. I'm going to make it super easy.
She's going to know where I am, she's going to find me and I'm going
to jackpot or give her a whole bunch of rewards as they do it.
The dogs love
the hunt. It's a little game for them. So I'm going to get eventually a
tougher and tougher hiding spots. And you see the dogs go nuts to find
us. So when they hear that name, they want to be there. So Ken's going to
help me out. He's going to take Texas. Just walk her away. I going to make sure the first
time that she actually sees me, I could even go up and get
her attention with the treats. Then I'm going to appear, maybe come out again and just sort of
so she knows where I am and then out of sight I'm going to say 10 woo.
Yay. Look at you. Go. Yes. Was that fun? Now that I'd
done this successfully a few times, I'm going to make it a
little tougher now Ken, this time it's going to distract her
a little bit more. You be quiet. You. Ken's going to distract her a little bit
and this time I'm not going back to the same spot, so she's probably gonna round this
corner thinking I'm there and then turn around, find out I'm in a different spot and I
think when she sees me she's going to be very excited. Okay, you
ready for this 10 bar? Yay. Good girl. Yeah. Good pop. Yes. If the pop doesn't respond
to her name, in this case, one with the person holding not
going to be a big distraction. And if the puppy doesn't respond,
we need to make it a little easier. So we may need to do more where
the puppy sees our treats. We go out of sight just
for a second, help the pop. This is a new location for Texas, so
she's maybe to be more easily distracted.
So I want to help set her up to be right
sewing and I'll show her the treats. I'm going to go behind the corner 10
far woo and make sure there's no chance that she's not going to get it right now.
I love this game and it's some point. I'm going to make it much, much
tougher hiding in the house. And at some point in the distant
future, we'll play it outside.
However, I'm always gonna make
sure that my puppy can be right. And of course with a puppy,
I'm always supervising her. I would never leave her outside and just
wait and then were awarded for finding me. You know, I'd never leave
her leave her alone. Um, I'm always going to set it up so that
she's going to try her hardest to respond first time to that name. Now another
little exercise that's great to play, especially with a family, um, is to have a number of people
who can stand a little circle. We're just going to have three, but
you can have as many as you want. You stand in a fairly tight circle and
each person is going to take a turn calling the puppy.
So the puppy gets lots of reward in a
very short time as well as the food, a chance to run from person to person. Now you can see Texas was
a little confused at the
beginning of this exercise. First time she's played it a couple of
times, she just kept going back randomly. We're not going to reward as much as
it's cute that she comes running to you. I'm not going to feed her. It's only going to be the person that
calls notice to the one she didn't respond. I can repeat that name,
give a little touch to encourage her, or I could go in food on the
nose to help her be right. Repeat that name once in the family
members can help to create a little less distraction once you finish rewarding, move your food out of the way so that
the puppy can be successful every time, every time everyone calls.
saw Texas turn away from food, respond to that name. And
that's what I want a puppy. That regardless of the distraction is
going to respond to her name cause that's a lifesaver. Now, these were some of the tips I used or
tricks to get that great response to Nene. When I first brought Texas home,
she was, I think 12 weeks. Uh, we did a little video with how we
started off response to name as well as a number of other exercises. If you want
to see that, just click right here.
On that note, I'm Carol. This
is Texas. Happy training..