CALL YOUR DOG TO YOU FROM 30 FEET AWAY IN A HIGH DISTRACTION ENVIRONMENT.
When your dog is distracted, use their name to get their attention. They should reorient their attention to you quickly and immediately. Show 3 turns in response to name to demonstrate dog’s comprehension of name in a Public or High distraction environment.
Holding your leash and harness, ask your dog to sit or stand. Put on Harness and clip leash. Dog should not shy from or avoid the Leash or harness.
STRUCTURE YOUR PET’S GREETING ROUTINE USING THE TOOLS TAUGHT IN CLASS TO GREet at least 2 Friendly people WITHOUT JUMPING. DOG SHOULD WAIT UNTIL GIVEN THE CUE TO SAY HELLO, Allow each person to pet briefly, THEN BE CALLED BACK TO HANDLER WITHOUT JUMPING ON either person.
While on a loose leash and maintaining attention with handler, pass by at least 3 people without pulling. May show mild interest in the people, but should be focused on continuing the walk.
WITH A HIGH LEVEL DISTRACTION NEARBY, WALK THE DOG BY USING LEAVE IT TO CALL THE DOG AWAY WHEN HE/SHE SHOWS INTEREST AND CONTINUE WALKING.
USING A HIGH VALUE OBJECT (DEPENDS ON YOUR DOG’S PREFERENCES), WHILE THE DOG IS HOLDING THE OBJECT, CUE DROP. DOG SHOULD LET GO OF THE OBJECT AND BE LED AWAY. DO NOT RETRIEVE AN OBJECT FROM UNDER THE DOG’S SPACE, SAFETY FIRST.
CUE DOG TO SIT, OPEN DOOR, DOG SHOULD REMAIN IN SIT UNTIL DOOR IS FULLY OPEN AND WAIT FOr you to enter first then Release the dog to join you on the other side when the coast is clear.
CUE YOUR DOG TO Sit oR doWn While you perform a short distracting task such as opening and closing a door, or picking up 2-3 objects nearby, When finished return to and then RELEASE YOUR DOG. This should be performed in home.
Teach your dog an environMentAl cue for go to the mat such as a doorbell rinGing or knocking using the process of cue transferrence. Show us Your dog responding to the new cue.