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.
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.
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 as well. 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 crate. 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. Good girl. 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
so she's probably gonna round this corner thinking I'm there and then turn
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. So you 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.