Now this little puppy is named
Drift. He is our demo dog for today. He's actually a loaner puppy.
He's instructor Kim's puppy. And if you've watched the channel,
you may recognize instructor Kim, but we've borrowed him for today.
And we thought he's 11 weeks old. And we thought he would be a great example
for you guys because he's you know, this is going to be a bunch
of new experiences for him, similar to the kind of experience
you're going to have with your puppy. You know, all these things are
a lot of firsts in your puppy. The first few weeks, we're going to
focus on a couple of things today, making sure that he gets enough exercise, making sure that he gets enough
training and information, and that we set him up to be successful.
Having a puppy in your home is a lot
of work. It can be really tiring, really stressful, but if you
plan things out correctly, you'll be able to give your
puppy everything that they
need and still be able to take care of yourself so that you're
not exhausted by the end of the day. I'm Ken Steepe and welcome
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Today's video is a bit of a guideline, so we've built it so that you can take
the elements from this video and apply it to your specific situation. You know,
life gets in the way, family, children, activities, whatever things come up. But if you understand the natural training
opportunities that puppy ownership presents, then training doesn't
feel like training anymore. Training your puppy becomes part of
the routine and this can be really, really helpful for your puppy experience.
So let's get this schedule started
at your puppy's first meal. Something you're going to
hear us talk a lot about, we've mentioned a lot in previous
videos is the house line. Anytime your puppy is out of their crate,
they need to be wearing a house line. It's kind of like a remote management
tool and it also helps you get your puppy out of trouble. Should they get into it? So I'm going to put Drift on his house
line and I'm out of his crate here. Okay, boy, I'm going to pop his house
line on, Oh, is that a big stretch? And you've got to lift the
door. Now here's my opportunity.
I've got his house line
on. I've got his meal. You can see that he's
really excited about this. This is why this opportunity is so
valuable because you know, food, food is a resource and that your
dog really understands is valuable. You don't have to teach
them to like food. Good boy. And I'm just going to just really simple
exercises within this does a couple of things.
Number one, it teaches
him to follow the food, which is going to be really helpful for
some of our basic obedience training that we're going to do. But good boy.
Also, if you're probably happens to sit, you know, you can reward them for that. Maybe you might do something
like Laura down. Good boy. Now I probably shouldn't have said that
word at this point in his learning. I don't really want him
to good boy.
I don't know. You have to be responding to those. And I actually have to be careful that
I don't water down the value of each of those words, if he's not right. But what I want you to do is understand
that when he moves into these positions, that we're going to be teaching him
eventually that it's very rewarding. What a good boy. Okay.
Just lure him around again, making it really easy for
him to be successful and
something else we love to do with the puppies that just
takes a couple of minutes, but it's really valuable down the
road is loading value on their name. And that can be as simple
as saying their name, then rewarding them with a piece
of food, drift and feed drift, and feed drift feed. Good boy. Now imagine to say your name and then
gave you $20 each and every time you'd start to really understand that your name
was a pretty valuable thing.
Good boy. That's another thing I can do
just to level it up a little bit. It's stand up and I'll
say drift and reward. And once this time we're going to move
drift and back away. Yes. Good boy. Yes. Good boy. So a little bit more challenging for him. It isn't that much more
challenging because he's
already really into this food, but I'm also starting to associate
that every time I say his name, he moves towards me to
get that reward. Yes. Good boy. So you can just spend a couple of
minutes using part of your puppy's meal, whether it's for breakfast and lunches
or dinner, it doesn't really matter. And start to associate that
name with really good things. And that's really all it takes.
Now, I'm going to put it up, put a little bit of water in his food.
He said the rest of his breakfast is
going to be in here in one really simple way to teach your puppy to love
their great is to feed their meals, feed them their meals inside of them. So after that short
little training session, I'm going to give him his meal
inside his crate and then Kayl. And I can have some breakfast and he can
just sort of hang out in his crate for a little bit, rush, going to get into another training
session in maybe an hour or so.
But for now it's all about
building value for the crate. So we're going to feed him inside. Okay, boy, I'm just going to set. This
is dinner any or breakfast in here. I find those kibbles and
takes my house laying off. We don't want to leave that on. And
then you can hang out for a bit. That's something you really want to
keep in mind when you are how's training your puppy. Is that the most common times that they're
going to have an accident are before and after their crate, before and
after a meal, after a playtime. And we've just sort of
combined a couple of things. So have we've let drift finishes dinner, but we need to take him right outside so
that he doesn't have an opportunity to have an accident in his crave. One thing that people are often asking
us is how do I get my dog to stop begging at the table? And a sure fire way to do that is
to not let them make that mistake.
So as Carol and I have her
breakfast here this morning, he can hang out in his crate
and rest up a little bit. And then in just a short time, we're
going to do a little bit more training, maybe a little bit of exercise. We'll do
some fun stuff, but while we're eating, he and we aren't able to
pay close attention to him. He's going to be in his
crate right in there too.
So Carolyn we're getting
ready for a busy day. And I think some people
think that professional dog
trainers can stay home and train their dogs all day. But that
is certainly not the case for us. So we have a busy day plan. So we've sort of scheduled a few
little training breaks and exercise breaks with a little drift here throughout
the day to make sure that he's still getting enough quality,
time and attention with us. But then also we've got some stuff to
get done. So he's had this breakfast, he's already had one, a little
beginning session this morning with Ken. And so now I'm going to do a couple
little fun training things with him. I'm going to see if I can
teach them to lie on this bed.
And I'm going to use a
method called shaping, and we can certainly include a link on
what shaping is all about in the video so that you guys can learn a
bit more about it yourself. Now we have a little bit
of his kibble in here, so we sort of portioned his kibble and
spray as printed out throughout the whole day. So he's not getting a ton of
extra food. He's still staying hungry. And then I've also put some extra
delicious treats mixed in there as well. So there's going to be a few
surprises coming his way. Once we've had this
little training session, we're going to pop him in
his crate and then Kelly, you're going to get some work
done before. There we go. Again, you just accidentally laid on
the bed. That was pretty good, but that was not really intentional.
I'm going to feed you anyways. Good boy. So I also have a little toy here cause
we're going to have a couple little tongue breaks just to keep
it active and exciting, but tat let's see what happens here.
I'm just going to put this toilet way. I'm going to put this bowl behind you
and just get a hold of Apple treats. Good boy. Shipping is all about
the puppy guessing or choosing, offering and behavior. So
I'm going to just show you, I'm going to pull the food away and
I'm going to see what he does.
Yes. If he goes anywhere near the bed, I'm
going to yes. Reward him on the bed. Yes. Good. So a little pot accidentally
hit the bed there. Yes. Good point. Okay. I'm going to pull them
off and see what he doesn't get. This is normal. He's like,
okay, what do you want me to do? So if he pauses too long, I'm just
going to help them out. Has good boy. Good boy. Yes. Good boy. Good boy. Yes. Good boy. Notice I'm saying yes.
Yeah, boy. Now my hope here is that drift will
actually go to the bed without me having used food. So he's thinking of it himself, but what I'm going to do to
start off just to help him. Cause I don't think he's
ever done this before. I'm just building value
for going on the beds. You'll notice every time he gets his
cookie he's on the bed ball. Look at that. Somebody wants stay on the
bed. Yes. Good boy. Okay. Wow. Good. Okay. And I pull them off
and I'm going to see what happens. Yay. I think that might've
been a little accidental, but we're going to go with this. I
need to give him a little jackpot. Boy, don't trade this side. Now. The reason why I'm pulling them off of
the bed is because I want to give them an opportunity to try moving
towards it. Yes. Good boy. All I'm looking for is one little
pie. Yes. We're already in a food. We got to get more. You doing
so good kid.
Go quiet. Oh look, could you see down on that
bed? Yes. Good for you. Okay. Okay. Yeah. That's good. Wow, good. So we're sort of conditioning,
the puppies to go to a mat or go to yes. Good boy. Right from the beginning because this
is one of the things that I can use a little bit later. Once he has a bit more
training to control him in the house. If I want him to lay a big con.
Yes. You're so smart. I, you know, I could certainly use my crate, but
as he gets a little bit more mature, a little bit more trained. Whoops, easy. I can teach him to go and lay on his
bed. But before I expect that of him, we're going to spend a lot
of time building value. Yes. We're going on the back thing
and add one more element. Is that a few more treats left?
You're liking this young man. I'm going to now see if I can
add a little down on the beds. All I'm going to do is change my reward
placements so I can wait till he offers gas.
And then I lower my hand.
Wait for the bump to drop. Yes. And then I'm going to reward.
Good boy. Okay. Good man. Yes. Good boy. Wait for that bum
to drop and then reward. Okay. I tried. Yes. Good boy. I was
like every morning I try one more, but boy you're being so good. Okay. Yes. Good boy. Now of course,
the more we practice this, eventually he would learn to go in and
just find that down placement all on his own because this is yes, this is
where all the rewards are being given. Look at this already
within a couple seconds, he's offering this to lay
calmly here on the bed.
Now you notice as I'm practicing,
we have our little house line on. I haven't really had to use it because
he's being fully engaged with me. I've got great treats. We're doing
a lot of fun things together. I'm watching closely
interacting with them. But if for some reason he decided just
to get up and chew on the bed or go into his own thing. I could
prevent him from doing that. Let them know that when we're working, he has to stay focused
until I release him. Okay. Hey man. So once we're done that, I'm going to go pop them in his crate
for a little bit and you can take him up for a pee and then do a
couple of hours of work. And then we're going to try something new. So we just finished our
little bit exercise. I was about to take him outside for PE
and he still seemed a little bit animated and interested in some of
the food that I had left. So I thought I would just show you
another little exercise that I like to do.
A lot of us, a lot of you will say to
us, my puppy swayed so much pulling. And our answer is usually very much the
same as they shouldn't be walking your puppy before you train your puppy to walk. So I'm just going to show you a little
bit of what I do to teach my puppy. That walking close to me is
really rewarding. Okay, buddy. So I'm just going to
basically take some food. I'm not going to use any commands
whatsoever and I'm simply going to yes. And feed them right
beside my left hand side, if he sticks with me and I'm just going
to go up and down this hallway here with white. Yes. But my side. Yes, yes. Then I'm going to help him
around the turn. Yes, yes, yes. Now he's actually doing something
really good. He's hugging my side. And when you see I'm recording, I'm recording nice and close to my body
and help them around in the dirt. Wow. When I don't want to do with, be rewarding him out of here with his
head turned away or too far in front or too far behind, I want to make
That I'm rewarding. Perfect position yet. I got one more to show
you a little longer. So again, it wasn't using
any type of commands, tricky. I wasn't using any type
of commands with them. I was just using praise and reward. Simply just building value for
being at my left hand side, short and sweet and then call it quit. Now we're going to grow outside and
we're going to go have a nap because kale has to get some work done. Hey, go boy. Now, if you are in a situation where
you're working like an eight hour day, it's going to be important that you get
yourself a friend or a family member or a pet sitter or a dog Walker to drop by
and let your puppy out like mid morning or mid-afternoon it's unreasonable to
leave your puppy alone for eight hours. At this point, it's unreasonable, certainly unreasonable to leave them
in a crate for that length of time.
So having someone stop by and let them
out at those a couple of times during the day is going to be really helpful
for not only your house training, but also for your dogs sense
that there's, you know, they're going to be left alone for
that great of a period of time. If that is the case for you, then you're going to take some of the
exercises that we talked about in today's video. And you're going to apply
them to the times that you are home. Certainly mealtimes are going to be
great training opportunities for you, but you'll just sort of have to adjust
the schedule of your training to your, the times that you have an opportunity
to work with your puppy. During the day, drifts is going to have
access to water. You'll see, it's got a little water dish and
anytime we finish a training session, we'll always bring him
over to get a drink.
Now this is a brand
new water dish for him. And Kel was just had to kind of
show him where the water was. And you might experience that with your
puppy home the first couple of days, did you have a. Yeah, they'll check. So if you take your puppy over and you
just sort of wiggle your fingers in the water a little bit,
just to draw attention, school drink after, but then
you have to be really quiet. Now I've just done it a couple of times. So he probably does need to
have anything where to drink, but often if you just feel your
fingers in the water for a few moments, a lot of the puppy will be curious.
And then if they're thirsty, they'll go over and they'll drink a
little bit. And then I usually will say, like get a drink so I can
start to put it on a command. And then when they're drinking, I stayed really still and quiet
because sometimes when you have three properties, if you start to move, you
start to talk, they get distracted.
And now they're having to, they
haven't gotten their drink, but he's had a couple of big drinks and. Okay, little break in the day now
drifts has been relaxed, calm, and he's been snooze again is crate. But then he started to make
a little bit of a fuss, made a couple of little squeaks. And this is going to happen to
you throughout your day as well. Now what's really important is that
you can hear your puppy, make a noise, or you know, you, you can see
them start to fuss in their crate. Now he's being quiet now. So
now's a great time to let him out. If you were still fussing,
I might, Hey, say, Hey, if something just quiet him down before
letting him out, but it is important. These moments are going to
come up throughout the day
where your puppy starts to make a noise. And now's a good opportunity to
take him outside and Casey STP boy, hurry up.
It's as simple as that. And then we're going to go back into
the crate for the next little bit, until we have an
opportunity to train again. Something that we'll always do
with puppies in their creatives. We're introducing them to their
creative, gives them a chew toy. And now probably because I've gotten
down so close to the craziest, really paying attention to me, but you can see that blue
two toy for him in there. It's going to be great for, you
know, leaving with your dog, leaving them in their kennel for a
It's a great opportunity. If they, you know, do feel like they need to do
something or want to do something, they can chew on that to bone and
satiate. That need a little bit, you can also see, even with me down here, he was just chewing on
that bone for a little bit. And now he's going to kick back
and have a little bit of a snooze. So leave a chew toy in with your puppy. Something that's appropriate for their
age. They'll, you know, it'll find, you'll find that they'll relax
in there a little more easily. All right. So Ken and I brought drift
outside to take a little break from park, get some puppy kisses and do a
little bit of exercising with them. Puppies do require a lot of exercise
and rather than taking him for a walk, which he doesn't know how to do yet, we're going to play one of our favorite
games called a restraint recall.
You can do this with multiple
people in your family, or you can just do it on your, on
your own. We will show you both. And this is a really great exercise to
exercise your puppy for sure for one, but it's also a great exercise to help
teach your dog how to respond to their name or the foundation training for
having a recall teaching your dog to come back.
So it builds a lot of value
for them moving towards you. So we're going to show
you how to play this game. We're going to do it a
bunch of times with him, tire him out a little bit so that he
can have a little snooze. And again, we don't have any crate guilt because
we know we've come out and had a lot of fun with them and we break it up
multiple times throughout the day. Look at this face, come
on, cutie. Okay, ready? So this is a really great exercise. Can burn off a ton of energy
and you can actually use food. If your dog isn't that interested in
toys yet you can still use food for this activity.
But without question, having that game of tug at the end really
increases the intensity for your dog. Now, if you don't have a second
person to help you with this, or maybe you just have enough time to
just come out and do a couple of these little sessions by
yourself with your puppy, you absolutely can do the same thing. What trying to do here before
we call our puppy though, is create a little bit
of drive and excitement. We're not testing her puppies names.
I'm not waiting for him to be sniffing. And then calling. I purposely motivating him and
getting them excited before I call. So that it's a hundred percent guaranteed
that he's going to respond again. I'm in a teaching phase,
not in a testing phase. So I have this long tuck choice. It's really easy for him to
grab on the toy that you use. If you choose to use it
twice, very, very important. It has to be easy for the dog to
grab, okay, can we let's to this? So what I'm going to do is I'm going to
hold onto his collar and I'm gonna tease him with the toy.
You're ready set. I'm just going to hold it back with
one hand, ready, set, always excited and take off and run. And when he
catches me, I can have him eat the toy. We'd have a little game of talk.
If you happen to let go of it, sometimes I'll just call him and
run away again. Pretty drift, clumsy puppies, me good. I can
talk and talk and play and again, have to get him in his mouth again. Oh,
he's got a good grip this time. Ooh, Ooh, I'm calling his name and then
running away and having a ton of fun. You're going to get
tired on this exercise. And so is the puppy we did perfect. Now the one thing to
keep in mind, you know, we haven't been using drifts name a lot, but this is an example of a time when
you are going to use your puppy's name, when you can help them to be
And you can see, imagine the response that
you get from your puppy. If you were consistently
doing activities like this, every time you called their name, you'd get that snappy turn and they'd be
racing in toward you because they know it's worth it. So we just spent a little bit
of time outside in the yard, working on some higher energy
exercises like her restrike recall. But before we go inside
and take another break, I thought it would be a good opportunity
to practice some of our calm, her exercises and choose to practice in
a few different areas on our property, just to expose them to some
Now you can hear the wind chimes
making some noise in the back. There's some birds in
the background as well. And I just wanted him to understand that
even though we've changed locations, he still needs to focus.
So I have some treats. I have his house line under control.
I have some good motivators. We're just going to do some fun, simple
things together here on the porch. I'm just going to put my food off the
side. I'm gonna get some treats, okay. I might lure some sits good
boy, lure some downs. And again, I'm not testing my puppy.
I'm teaching my puppy. I'm just using some food to
motivate him and move him over here. Move him over here. Yes.
Look at that. Listening. I might see if he'll hold a sit a little
bit for me. So I get up. Yes. And feet. If he maintains the sit. Yes. Good. Sandra would sit. Good boy. Sit. Okay. That does get out there. He, no way, no way you gotta work for that.
What do you think this is? Sit good boy.
Well done. Actually, I could actually use this as a
bit of a training opportunity, so I'm just going to put the
bull here again. Good. Yes. Good boy. And I might
even make it a bit harder. I'm going to hold the
leash now. Oops. Yeah. It's good to just talk to
him from grabbing the bowl
with his leash there. Yes. Look at that. Wow. Yes. Okay. He's doing great. So I'm
going to go ahead and change locations.
All right guys. So I've changed locations are now that
they ended the driveway and drifted us up into know our news. Notice our
newspaper at the end of the driveway. And he's thinking about it
a little bit. Good boy. Yes. So I'm just gonna reward him
for sitting on a loose leash, and now I'm just going to
take an opportunity to see
if the follow me on a loose leash. And we do use my voice and it
needs a bit of food to engage him. We're going to start learning that
when we're down here at the end of the driveway, we're not going to pull in drag. We're going to stay focused and attentive. So I'm just going to move with a couple
of steps to reward him. Okay, good. We practiced this inside the house
earlier today. Cars coming by. Yeah. I can just reward
them for being engaged. Yes. Look at you boy.
Building value for that left
hand side of the house. So really it brings the front
of me. Yes. Well done. Good boy. Good boy. Good boy. So short little forwards. I don't
want to make him work too long. He's just a baby puppy. So we're
going to do short little bits, take it off and plan and try it again.
Maybe change locations. That was so good, but this was just conditioning him to
be very comfortable with distractions around and see that bird still
going in the background. And again, short and sweet making each
experience that we have together. Very positive. So that we're building. Now, if your puppy isn't tired out
after the end of something like that, then you're not doing it right. We spent maybe 15 minutes out there
with him doing a series of different exercises, really burning off that energy and
burning off that mental energy as well.
And by at this point, he's ready to go in his great one thing
I want you to notice is that he actually has bedding in his grave. If you're
watching any of our house training videos, we talk about the fact that your
dog, your puppy needs to earn that. So because he doesn't, he's not
chewing on his bed or blankets. He's not having accidents in his crate.
He can have this kind of thing in there, but if you start having a problem with
your house training, if you start that, or you're continuing to
struggle with your puppy, having accidents in their crate, then you
need to get that bedding out of there.
But for now it's a time for drift to go
in his kennel and then we can get back to work for the next couple of hours. So we just took mr. Drift
out for a pee break. And Ken mentioned before about using
mealtime as a great moment in day to take advantage. Of the dog's natural sort of work drive,
he knows I'm starting to get it ready. It's almost dinner time
now. It's also time for us. So I'm actually gonna use this moment to
do another training session with them. My puppy, hold on, mr. So I'm just going to throw
in his food bowl here. And then I have a couple of things
in mind that I want to work on. But I'm going to get us a little
house line on, so I have control, huh? Oh, you're ready. So again,
I might choose to be direct. So this would have been the
crate, but her now, yes, I'm going to take this
opportunity while he's hungry.
And he knows it's dinner time
to get a couple little treats. One of the things that the boy, the things that I would like to work on
with him is getting him comfortable with staying at the door and not running to
the door when people come in and what we've already worked on
is him holding a sit. You saw us do that a little
bit earlier on the porch. And he was pretty good at that. So I'm going to take that same skill that
I've already been working on and apply it to an everyday situation where I want
him to make a good choice. And again, I'm practicing this with no one coming
in the door because that might be a little bit too excited. Can you advise, so what I'm going to do is just take a
little bit of food and I'm going to come close to the door. I can encourage
him to say good boy. Good boy here. Yeah. I'm just going to step
away from the door for me.
Yes, good sit. Good set. Yes. Good boy. I'm just taking
tiny little steps. Yes. Good sit goods. Yes. And I can going
to break while We're still good. Okay. Yeah. And I'm just going to condition
him to be really comfortable. Being able to sit and not step through
even I go. So somebody comes to the door. I can train my pump to sit here and wait, or even lie down here and wait while I
go and answer the door. But to begin, we're going to start off
really easy. Yes. Good boy. My arms aren't long enough. Okay.
Sit. Here we go. That's better sit. Good. How good sit. Yes. Good boy. Good. Yes, he's doing so good. So I don't actually want to
push the limits any further.
I'm going to release them. Okay. I can feel distance on that, but
that was an amazing start for stray. I mentioned briefly about not wanting
to push the progressions too much and something that's important for you guys
to know is that puppies learn best with small training sessions multiple
times a day or multiple times a week. So it's much more important to do a very
small step, make it very successful, make it really easy rather than pushing
the limits and pushing limits until they make a mistake.
So I was very tempted to keep going with
him on that exercise because he did so well, but that's not to my dog's benefit. I need to make sure I practice
that same skill. I have, you know, all day to a couple of little
mini series sessions in there, and then I'll be able to
progression there. So it was really, really important in order to keep things
short and sweet and build on success. Don't push things until your puppy
makes an error. And with that in mind, we're actually going to take some time
now to do a little bit of crate training.
Now this is a different plate
that we're going to use. And I'm going to use this
on purpose. Yes. Good boy. Just to give drift a bit
of a different experience, he's pretty comfortable
going into his old crate. So I'm going to just let him go
into this one. It's also wire. So you guys can see exactly what
I'm doing a little bit more. So I'm just going to start here by
letting him go in and out of the crate.
Just start up on his own,
using a bit of the food. Who are I to take some of his
food here for point, get it. And I'm just going to put it right
inside the free. I'm not going. You can go in very far. He's
now he seemed quite comfortable. That's going a little bit further. Yeah.
I'm going to drop another one. Yeah. Another one. Yeah. I feel you're all the way. Yeah. Yes. Now let it come out and you
give him permission.
Okay. Yay. Your body doesn't know what okay.
Means. All you need to do is say, you say okay, before they actually
get out. So it's kind of like, yeah. Job training brain for you. I didn't
want to miss that opportunity. Yes. Wow. So human in completely
on his own there. Okay. And see if that happens again.
Oh God. On top of the crate. That's very cute. You got
to go eat the Creek. Yes [inaudible] okay. Good for you boy. Now I would say this is
going very successfully. So what I can start to do when
I see them.
Okay, good goodbye. When I can see that my puppy is
starting to go in without any assistance I can. Okay. I can start
to put it on a command. So when I see him about to go in,
I can start to name it. He said, good, good boy. Now in Kevin I's house, we nickname everything.
So we actually say Ken's, which makes no sense since Ken's name
is Ken, but whatever. Right? Oops. Not there. Okay. Oops. Okay. Good. Good. Okay. Yay. So that was really great. So I can
even make more progressions with him.
I could do some shutting the door
and do a couple other things, but we're going to keep it
short and sweet for now. So I am making most of this dinner. There's still lots and
lots of his dinner left. So I'm going to keep using it as an
opportunity to teach him how to work for food. So I am doing a little
bit of trick training now, and it's probably going to be really
adorable and this can be prayed for him to learn, but not so much
about trick training. It's about teaching and how to learn,
how to work for me, how to you know, offer things in order to earn
her report good, full way, because it teaches him that
this thing to me is a really, really good thing to do.
And I, of course, I'm taking advantage of a moment in the
day when he actually is quite excited to get the food. So we're going to start off with a couple
different tricks and let's see how it goes. I'm feeling pretty adventurous.
So I'm actually yes, good boy. I'm actually going to try
a trick called rollover. And this is one that can be
very, very challenging to teach, but let's see what we
can, we can get there. This is all about how we move our
hand in order to get successful.
So there's a little bit of freebie stuff. We're going to start with a minute
down, which he's already done for me. I'm going to lure him onto his side
by lowering his nose to the shoulders boy. Oh my goodness. I said, let's make sure
that wasn't a fluke. I'm going to let him into a down
Gooding and it take his nose, put it towards his shoulder. Yes. Good way to give him a
treat for that actually. And I can go to the rest of
the way over it. Yay. Good boy. Good boy. Alarm down again. I'm not worrying about saying any
commands at this point. Yes. Oh, we're going to have this a no time. Yes. He says, I want to stay with you,
but I see my friends is breakfast.
Beautiful up there. Good boy. Looks like
he wants to do a few more things. Okay. So pretty interesting. So we are
going to try another trick. And again, this is about teaching
him to work for food. And it's also about exercising his mind. We talked a lot earlier about physically
exercising them with, you know, our restart recalls and
our fun games outside. But I want to also make sure I'm
tiring out his brain as well, because that's going to give me a much
more relaxed up puppy at the end of the day. So we're going to
go onto another one. We're going to work a little
bit on our shake a paw. I know his mom's been working a
little bit on this one already. I'm just going to use a bit of food. See
if I good boys even get a lift of paw. I have a word phone times. I am doing a horrible job of keeping
the treats in my hand. Right now.
There we go. Come on. We're going
to keep your phone on the carpet. So you don't slip again. Yes. Good boy. Yeah. Okay. This has gone really well. So I'm going to start to put it
down a bit of a command. Ah, yes. Good boy. And notice I say the command first
and then I help him one second later. Shake a paw. Yes. Good boy.
Stay close to me though. Yeah. I don't know. I think he might
be able to do this guys. Let's see. Shake him off. Yeah. Hey, you're thinking about it. Ready? Okay. We had three totally
different little training sessions. They're all with his dinner.
There's still enough left that I can
actually finish by feeding him in his crate. So I'm just going to go back into the
kitchen and I'm just going to add a little bit of water to his food. And then I'm going to pop up in his crates
to let him eat the rest of his dinner in peace. So once you send eating,
we're going to take them out, let them have a little poop break.
We're going to bring them back
and put them in his crate. Ken and I are going to make some dinner. We have a little bit more
work to do afterwards. And then we'll hopefully get in one or
two more little training sessions before the end of the day. We've been moving the crate around to
different locations throughout the house today. And right now it's no
different. I'm going to sit down. This is sort of like our sitting area and
I want drift to be in a location where I can see what he's up to
when he's in his crate, especially since this is his
first night staying with us. So I'm going to put his credit
right here. You can see, this is just kind of our sitting area. We have coaches and not me and I can
do some work over here on my laptop and I'll be able to see what's going on
with him. If he gets up, if he fusses, I'll be able to train it, I'll
be able to give him information.
But this is what I want
you to really think about. How can you move your puppy around with
you at times when you can, you know, dedicate time to training where you can
spend the time to help your puppy to know what the rules are and
really help them be successful. Now he's been snoozing for the last
little bit and because I put him in a position where I could see him if he
woke up and because this is a, you know, he's in a new home and
this is his first time, really relaxing and
snoozing in this crate. I'm going to take advantage of this
moment now because I saw him get up. I didn't take him directly outside
because I know that puppy's after a nap.
I mean, we just spent the afternoon and a good
part of the evening doing training. And he's been, he's had lots of access
to water, but because he's being quiet, I can take him directly outside to go hot. And now if your puppy gets up and
they're making a big fuss, you know, I, my tell I, Hey, you be quiet and
then praise them when they are quiet, but I'm not going to let them out until
they sort of settled in just for a couple of moments and then
you can take them outside, but I'm not going to miss
this opportunity. So we're
going to head right inside.
I have to CPS to goals. That one was a bit of a false. Alarm now because he wasn't
really indicating to go outside. It's not a big deal, but you know, I'm going to spend a couple of
minutes at a time with that puppy. But what I need to keep in mind is that
because he's just got up from his nap, he very likely has to
pee pretty soon. I mean, you have to keep a
really close eye on him. I want to get another little
short training play session
in with him before it's bedtime.
Now fingers crossed. He's
going to sleep through the night. That's sort of what
we've been waiting for. Seeing how much energy we've burned off
and seeing if he'll sleep through the night, you know that anytime we take him out
of his crate or put him in his crate, we're going to take him outside. So
I'm going to go outside with him. But there's, there's been a bit of a change in the
weather and it's makes it harder for the puppies.
Some puppies to go, ah,
it's raining a little bit now. And it really sucks when you have
to take your puppy out in the rain, but it's so important that you
do go out with them. You know, we need to make sure we need to know if
he pees or poos or if he doesn't that we will know when we go back inside, whether do we need to keep a
closer eye on him or not. You know, I want him to be successful
and have a pee out here. It might take a little bit of time.
And that means putting on my rain coat, coming outside and trying to
help him through the process. So one of the activities that you can
do to burn off a little steam with your puppy, whether it's any time
during the day or tonight, and we're doing it before we go to
bed so that he sleeps more soundly is, do little bit of toy games with your
You can do some retrieving. You can play some tog. You'll notice
that when I was playing tug with them, he likes to take the toy and kind
of run away and play on his own. And I want to teach him that this game
should involve me. So when I'm playing, I keep the house line on. So that
as he goes out to get the toy, I can encourage him to bring
the toy right back to me. And he learns right from the beginning
that when we play with these interactive toys, we're playing together. So again, I'm not going to give this to him
just to go and play on his own. You'll notice even as I let
him play on it right now, I have the line on and I'm encouraging
him to stay close to me and I'm paying attention. So if he starts
to chew on it like this, we can take it away and then play with
it because we want to play and they don't want to chew. We want to make sure
he understands, this is a play toy, not a two toy.
Right, right, right,
good boy. And all this activity and fun. So if we're going to stimulate him
to be, you know, after the bathroom, before bed and then have a good
old snooze until more, Oh boy. You know, doing these high energy activities are
a great way to tie your puppy up before bedtime. And I think it's something
that the puppy owners often overlook. It just takes a couple
of minutes. You know, you spent lots of time in his
crate today and this evening. So when he's out of his crate, we need to make sure we're
focusing on quality time with them. And for those of you who are struggling
with a puppy, who's a, you know, wild and rambunctious overnight, or while
in rambunctious at the witching hour, these are some great activities
to do to take that edge off, to really burn some of
that puppy energy off.
And here's the secret that we've
mentioned a couple of times today, is that it also can stimulate
them having to go potty, having to go outside to pee. So if you're not sure if the puppy hasn't
gone and you don't want to put them in a situation where they could make a
mistake, this is a great way to do that. I think it's also important too, to teach the puppy that when
they're energetic and they
want to do crazy things, you should do things that are together
and not just giving them a toy and letting them just run around the
living room and forget that I exist. We're bonding right now. We're learning
that playing together as a ton of fun. So not only am I getting
some of the jitters out, we're also building a bond and making
sure that he understands that playtime teams.
That includes me. So I just got
him all fired up, playing with the toy, letting him go a little bit crazy settle. And now what I want to be able to do is
just end the night with just a little bit of relaxation in my lap. Now somebody
is not quite ready to relax quite yet. So I'm just going to hold them tight
against my body. Just tell him settled, settle, good boy. There. He says, what is this?
Don't even think about it. What is the settle thing
you speak of? Stop. Settle that better. There we go. See if his eyes softened a little
bit more there could settle. Oh, okay. Okay. I think
we're into this now. Good. So again, I don't have
to be mean and nasty with them. I'm just going to let
them know what I want. If he goes to be nippy or
biting at me or a bit too crazy, I'm just going to tell him
settle. Oh, here we go. Settle. And put my hand in his collar and says
also to make sure I don't get nipped in the nose.
Good boy. Oh, he says,
I'm very camera ready right now. Good boy. That's better guy. Go
ahead. And when I'm holding him, I just want them to sit nice and calm. I
don't want him to be biting at my face. I don't want him to be squirming. I just want him to learn to kind of hang
out here and be calm and relaxed in my arms. What a good boy, no need to give any treats at this
point when he was praise and affection, just to keep them relaxed. And
again, notice how I'm adding them. I'm not quibble and getting them all
fired up. I am praising nice and calmly. I'm stroking. Common. Good boy. Good sell. So it's bedtime. Now.
It kills just inside this drift for one
last opportunity to empty his bladder or bowels so that he doesn't go
overnight. You know, having to go. One thing I want you to pay attention to, we've actually talked about moving the
crate around inside your home throughout the day, to make sure that you're around to give
your puppy information when it's needed.
But the other thing is
the overnight period. Now it's really important that I'm able
to communicate with him or hear him if he starts to fuss overnight. Now,
if he starts to get unsettled, I can tell him to be quiet and agree
with, to do that is to put him, put your puppy in your bedroom.
Now this isn't a forever thing, but for their first few
weeks home, you know, until you get their nighttime routine
routine sorted out and until they're well potty trained and not having
accidents in their crate overnight, this is a really good strategy.
So I'm actually going to set this
crate right beside the bed where I can almost reach it with him in this
position. I'm able to you know, speak with them, tell him to
settle, see if he starts to fuss, even reach over and knock on the credit. If he starts to get really noisy and
fussy. And if that is the case overnight, then once he's quieted down, I
can take him outside. But I mean, we've put in a lot of effort up until
this point to try to make sure that he's tired.
You know, we spent
short periods of time, really actively engaging with with the
puppy to make sure that he's out of energy by the time the overnight comes. The other thing I want you to notice is
that he's had access to water all day. You know, he's had lots
of opportunities to drink. Water was freely available to him
because we were able to supervise him overnight. Your puppy doesn't
need water in their crate. They'll do one of two
things. I'll either drink it, or they might make a mess of it as
they roll around in their sleep, or some puppies love to
play in it.
But overnight, we're not going to give a drift any water
so that we know that over the course of the night, he's not
going to get a full bladder. So these are a couple of strategies that
are going to help you to be successful to not only, you know, more
quickly crate train overnight, but also avoid some of those nasty potty
accidents. So it's basically bedtime fingers crossed that we don't have
to get up too many times if at all. During the night, but until the morning. Hey, Siri, turn off the bedroom light. Just kidding. I don't have Siri attached
to the bedroom light is actually Kayl. Movie Magic. Goodnight! And success! He did it. He went
through the whole night. It's about eight o'clock
in the morning now, but he didn't make a people overnight.
And I was just so happy to be able to
get a full night's sleep was the puppy is coming into our home. Now,
if he had made any noise, I hadn't made any faster
would ask them to be quiet. And then once he settled a little bit, I would have been able to take him out
of his crate and then outside for a moment, let him go potty and then
bring him back inside. But I'm really, really happy. You know, he really,
we had a lot, we did a lot yesterday, so really, really excited about the fact that time
he slept all the way through the night, pretty pumped about that. And now the process goes full circle
back to using some of your puppies breakfast for their training. Now
you're making it through the night. Wasn't the only thing
we're really focused on. It was really nice to have him sleep
throughout the night and not have any accidents.
But what we really wanted to do over
the past 24 hours is really focused on short quality periods of engagement,
really, you know, teaching your puppy, how to learn, but not having to
let them wander about or, you know, spend the entire day, trying
to figure out how to do that. We're going to set her puppies up so
that they can be successful so that they can be engaged and be learning the
entire time they're out with us. So now you've learned when to train,
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