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3 Sept – Structured Walks
Commencing a structured walk. (30minutes-1hour). Making an about turn whenever she is forging ahead, sitting when I stop. I’m using leash pressure on and off together with vocal command & praise to help with the exercise. This exercise is very good for Jess, both physically and mentally. It requires Jess to stay by my side and not be distracted by smell, people, dogs etc. Ideally I like to do the structured walk on the street since Jess is still quite aroused by other dogs.
Place command (plastic dog bed boundary) preparing her meal as well as for my dog.
Jess still in place command until release “ok” to get her meal.
A week in, and settling in nicely to our training and routines.
A crate is highly recommended (almost essential) to start to change her behaviour at home. Using a crate is useful when Jess is unsupervised to prevent any unwanted behaviour such as pacing/barking etc.
When out of her crate, supervision is required and a house line is used to reduce pacing.
Outdoors, sausages for recall 🙂 and rewarding good behaviour. She can sometimes be a little snappy at small dogs, but generally well behaved and heeling and recall is progressing already.
(Also training the ‘watch’ command to help with attention)
Welcome to Jess, staying with us for the next 4 weeks!