4 Things to Teach your NEW PUPPY Right Now!

today I'm gonna cover some of my

favorite things to teach your new puppy

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teach dogs now let's cover some of my

favorite things to teach your new puppy

on their first day

since basic communication is lacking

with most new dogs we have to come up

with other ways to keep their attention

especially in that first few months of

training that's what I like to call the

communication building phase which

usually lasts a few months treats are a

great way to do that I'm using tiny

pieces of real chicken lure training is

where you encourage your dog to be in a

particular physical position by kind of

coaxing them with a tree you can see

that right now bb-8 is in a lie-down

position why would encourage him to come

up so I'm gonna use his nose right here

right here gonna use it like a magnet up

to kind of encourage him to come up did

you see that and let's see if we can get

him to spin around in a circle

wow that's pretty awesome how about sit

lie down and you got to be kidding me

look at that roll over first attempt

guys not even kidding

I honestly have never worked with him on

any of this stuff so he's doing a great


that's called roll over so you can see

he's really doing well there's a lot of

power in lure training especially at

first it's not just about the treat

either always inject your training with

lots of enthusiasm positivity and

encouragement when you're working with

your dog that'll go a long way to

teaching them to do lots of new cool

things teaching your dog to come to you

when you call them is absolutely vital

and you can't practice this too much

always make sure that you have a leash

on your dog whenever teaching them

anything in the first year you want to

really maintain control of the

environment a good rule of thumb when

you're teaching your dog to come to you

is to always call them in a really

encouraging optimistic happy voice do

what you can to be real exciting to make

sure your dog wants to come to you bb-8

I mean come here good boy you did so

well the other thing you got to remember

is to go out of your way to make sure

that they understand that coming to you

results in something amazing and for

dogs like bb-8 there are a few things

that are more desirable than a piece of

real chicken at first keep your distance

is short with your dog don't ask them to

come to you from a massive range the

closer you are to your dog the more

likely they are to listen to you and

beginner training now let's go running

away from them is also a great way to

encourage them to come to you because

instinctively most dogs really like to

chase you're doing a terrific job if

possible try and get down to your dog's


and encourage them with your eyes to

come to you that always helps bb8 come

on come here come on oh right there it's

a good thing we have a leash on see

there we go baby hey come here come on

there we go good job so right there we

work through a real-life distraction so

that's pretty awesome you don't always

have to use food as your primary

currency when teaching your dog to come

to you either

consider using toys too sometimes it can

be really frustrating if your dog

doesn't come to you immediately you

might be tempted to use a really firm or

even angry voice but don't resort to

doing this keep it optimistic for your

dog and enjoyable if you go out of your

way to reach deep during these moments

you'll get a lot more out of your

training and your dog will appreciate

you a lot more perhaps one of the most

important skills any dog needs to know

is how to stay when you ask them to this

is a potentially life-saving skill let's

go over what a beginner state training

session should look like I think we'll

focus on stay for a period of time and

stay while I walk away a key thing to

remember when teaching your dog to stay

is to build it in small little bits let

me show you what I mean stay yes that

was like a half second stay that's where

we start I'm also being really

purposeful with my hand signal here so I

can really communicate what this word

means stay yes since he stayed I'm going

to reward him and I'm gonna give him a

good reward there to let him know how

much I really like that he's staying ok


come here I'm letting him know that his

stay is over now stay one two three full

old boy I pushed him to failure did you

see that he got distracted by these

lovely people walking behind us so since

he broke stay there you know what I

messed up I pushed him to failure and I

want to make sure that doesn't happen

two times in a row so I'm gonna take a

step back on my training right now and

try and set him up for success on this

next attempt so over here good sit stay

yes I wanted to make that one extra easy

for him and he did really well my goal

here is to see if I can work up to a

good four maybe five seconds stay so let

me get his attention

good stay one

two three four five yes good you might

have noticed that he went into a down

there that's totally fine because he's

not up running around everywhere he's

still kind of staying in this general

area so I'm cool with that especially at

first now let's see if we can get him to

stay while I walk away this is gonna be

a little bit more challenging though

especially in this distracting

environment just as we kept stay really

easy for a period of time I want to do

the same thing when I walk away stay yes

good I move back just a little bit to

kind of plant the see that I still want

you to stay even though I'm going over

there remember with young puppies like

this that are under five months of age

they're particularly clinging to you so

they like to stay near you so stay with

distance can be particularly challenging

with these guys stay he's in a Down now

nope yeah good job did you see himself

correct there I love it when they do

that that was great means he's starting

to get it that's the thing you want to

reward good decisions that your dog

makes on their own that's really what

dog training is all about it's not about

making them do something it's about

making them want to do the thing that

you're asking them to do now let's see

if we can combine stay for a period of

time while I walk away at the same time


okay good come here good job toys add a

completely new dimension to training for

many many dogs you know the philosopher

Plato once said that you can learn more

about a person in an hour of play than a

year of conversation I think that is so

true especially with dogs when you're

introducing a new toy to your dog go out

of your way to make that first

experience really exciting for them so

that they're super intrigued by it even

sees them play keep-away with it at

first to make them even more interested

in it of course let them win here and

there as well so that they keep interest

in the toy experiment with a variety of

different toys just because your dog

doesn't like one particular type of toy

doesn't mean he won't love another

so variety is super cute toys like this

are very different than chew toys you

don't leave toys like this or tennis

balls or frisbees out when you're not

attending to your dog that keeps these

extra special if your dog always sees

that toys like this are super exciting

then they're a lot more likely to focus

on you when you're playing with toys

like this sit yes stay ok good yes good


we just rewarded by playing with him on

a basic skill like stay you have to

practice these in a huge variety of

different circumstances situations and

environments especially during that

first year of training this is just one

example of what one of many training

sessions should look like if you want to

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