Black Lab Puppy Training- Sit At My Side

- Over the course of shooting this vlog,

it's come to my attention

that someone is deliberately trying

to take advantage of me.

And we're gonna sort that out right now.

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Over the last couple of videos,

I've noticed editing the footage after

that I've a lot less hair

on the top of my head than I once did.

And I mean, I don't get a chance

to look at my top of my head very often,

and this whole time my barber.

I've been going to the same place for a long time now

and they've been charging me the same price.

Which doesn't really make sense to me.

I mean, if you have someone do flooring

you pay per square foot or

if you have someone paint a fence,

you pay per the length of the fence.

But these guys have been trying to take advantage of me

and I very clearly have a lot less hair than I once did.

We're gonna have a stern talk to the barber in there,

and I'll let you know how it goes.

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Thank you.

So as it turns out,

it's a flat rate.

She said even if I had half as much hair

it would cost me the same amount.

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Camera one.

Camera two.

Camera one.

Camera two.

Camera one.

Camera two.

We actually got a new camera

and I think I'm going to be using it

for the rest of the vlog today.

It's a big difference from the iPhone.

If I got a call before and I was vlogging,

it would completely stop the recording.

So that was a bit of a problem.

I've also got another big announcement.

I've got a puppy.

A black Lab puppy.

He's not actually mine,

but Corey and Jen,

good friends of ours,

went away for the week.

So we have Bruin and we're gonna do some training

and do some fun stuff.

But today,

we're gonna see if Bruin likes to swim.

Deegan didn't love to swim at first.

Let's find out if Bruin does.

Is it a natural Lab thing?

Let's find out.

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I also brought the long line

just so that Bruin could have a little bit

of that sense of freedom,

but if I needed to intervene

or help him out to be right then,

I was able to do that.

But let's go for a quick walk.

We're gonna go back down

to one of the spots we've been to before.

Not near where I had that hike

that went horribly wrong

where we had to run past the bees.

Well, no not those bees,

but these bees.

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So we're not gonna go that way.

But we are gonna go a little farther up the stream

and see if there's enough water.

If it's a fun spot for the dogs to have a swim.

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Leave it to a Lab puppy

to immediately pick up the first stick that he sees

and decide to bring it along on the hike.

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Now, I don't know if the spot

where we're gonna go today has that much water,

has enough water for Bruin

to get in up to his chest,

but it'll be a good introduction

for him being a young dog.

Having Deegan there.

I actually wore my water shoes.

As you can hopefully see there.

So if I need to jump in and help him out

or get him out,

I'm ready to do so.

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It is safe to say

that he officially loves the water,

and whether Deegan being there was helpful or not,

I don't know,

because he was really committed to going in

once he realized that the water was down there.

And the other thing that I love to see,

especially with a Labrador puppy,

is that he loves to carry stuff in his mouth.

Which is really adorable at this age,

but also could be a pretty functional skill in the future.

So the puppies or the dogs and I

are gonna head back to the house.

Everybody needs to sort of dry off

and have a bit of a rest

and then I think I might do a little bit of training

with Bruin after.

On a completely unrelated note,

I watched the movie The Kingsman last night.

And if anybody hasn't seen The Kingsman and thinks,

oh, I really wanna see The Kingsman,

right now is the time you should probably

pause the video,

go watch The Kingsman,

then come back,

'cause this is a little bit of a spoiler alert.

In the movie The Kingsman,

a pivotal point,

the main character

is required to injure a dog.

And this is like a real turning point.

And it was at that moment that I hated the movie.

I couldn't watch anymore.

I put in my headphones.

I just couldn't bear with it.

It was just awful.

I mean, I couldn't believe

what they were suggesting the character do.

And I dislike the movie.

And I didn't really pay attention to the end.

So if anybody is a huge Kingsman fan,

let me know in the comments below

and let me know what happens in the end.

But it made me think of the movie I Am Legend.

I can't even watch that movie anymore,

because of the dog.

And I wondered,

are there any other movies

that I need to be aware of

where the dog gets killed.

I mean, I need to know now,

because if I get half-way into a movie

and something like that happens,

I can't watch the rest.

And time's a pretty valuable thing.

Are there any movies

that you guys would suggest I don't watch?

Because I felt so awful.

It just completely ruined the movie for me.

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You know, we've heard all sorts of reasons

why you should crate train your dog,

and this is a pretty good one right now.

So we have Bruin in the kitchen.

Right now he's in Bee Line's crate,

but he's so comfortable and relaxed in there.

Okay, buddy.

It's just such a nice place for him to hang out.

This is a brand new environment.

He's never been in our house before.

So it's so nice to be able

to just put him in his crate.

A place where he can relax and chill out

and certainly a place he can sleep over night

without getting into trouble.

So if you're sort of on the fence,

like should I crate train my dog?

This is a reason enough.

If you ever have to go away and need to take him

to a friend's or family member's or whatever,

having a dog that's comfortable in the crate

is a great reason to crate train.

Okay, so I've come down to the studio

where you may have seen us film some videos

such as this.

- People are often concerned

about using too much food in their training.

They think that if they use a lot of food,

the dog will become too dependent on it,

will only learn to listen

when they have treats in their hand.

In this video, we're gonna talk about the method of luring.

And if it's done properly,

you can actually work towards

not needing any food at all.

I'm Kayl McCann.

Welcome back to McCann dogs.

- And what we wanna work on today,

Bruin's never done,

Bruin's done some of the Headstart program

at McCann's with Corey and Jen.

And today,

he missed his first lesson.

So what I want to do with him

is work on one skill, for example.

And I've done a little bit of work

walking on a loose leash.

But I want to work on the sit and start position with him,

because he had a big day today

with swimming and running around with Deegan and things.

So I want to do sort of a simple exercise

that we can work on.

And what I want to do is try

to get him to the point where he can move

into that sit and start position

or what we're gonna call the get in position

on a very subtle hand gesture.

So you guys are gonna see us work through that right now.

And he's never had an opportunity to do that with me.

Let's see what we can accomplish.

Here, bro.

Get in.

Good boy.




Get in.


Yes, good boy!


Good boy.



Here, bud.

Get in.


Yes, good boy!



Good boy.

And this is great,

because he's really holding position quite well.

Good boy.


So now let's try one with zero food.

So I'm gonna put my food back in the big pouch.

Get in.


Yes, good boy.

He did great!

Very good, buddy.

That was no food in the hand.

That was good.

This dog's really great at following a lure.

And I know Corey and Jen

have probably worked on that quite a lot with him.

And he's also great at this sit-in position

and he's not getting out.

(claps) Even when I do little distractions.


Good boy.

Nice job, buddy.

Very good.

Nice job.


So we're gonna reduce that signal just a little bit

and see what happens.

Get in.

Pretty close.

Try it again.

Maybe a little bit more of a signal.

Get in.


Yay, good boy, buddy.

Way to go.

Nice job.

He did so well.

Good boy.

Yes, good boy.

Well, that was fun

and Bruin was able to work off of food pretty quickly.

I was even able to work the lure down a little bit,

and I was really impressed that he worked so well

without a really strong lure.

I mean, this was, you saw it happen.

That was literally

like three or four minutes worth of luring.

So, I'm really impressed with him,

and I'm looking forward to the next couple of days

and I hope you guys are, too.

On that note,

I'm gonna shut things down for the vlog for tonight

and work on another couple exercises,

maybe give Bruin the rest of his dinner.

And I want to remind you guys

to do something awesome with your dog today.

Thanks for watching.