Hunt Me Game!
First we played little Come games on the retractable leash. She was 💯.
So then I let her be off leash with recall if she got too far or started going the wrong way (including towards birds or other far away dogs). She was 💯!
Then I introduced a new game from @noblewoof (she calls it Hide and Seek, but Stevie always gets down low, so I’m now calling it Hunt Me).
When she goes too far ahead (but isn’t necessarily running away, just hasn’t rounded back for a check in yet) or starts to go into brush where I can’t see her well, I hide. I get down real low. I make a little squeaky noise. And then she hunts me down!
We are both having a lot of fun with it! * Stevie will run after small dogs or kids, so as soon as I saw some (both at the same time, actually!), I leashed her up so that she didn’t get to dash after them.
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It is truly crazy how quickly puppies grow. The first picture of this series was taken today, after @stevietheportlandhusky ’s seventh session with @NobleWoof. The second photo was taken seven weeks ago on Stevie’s first consult. Stevie, not only are you bigger and fluffier and somehow more adorable, you also have an amazing foundation of fantastic skills that will serve you very well in your adult life. Stevie‘s family has done an incredible job with following the homework instructions, sticking to training guidelines, and reaching out for help when needed. Their hard work really shows. When Stevie wasn’t getting attention or treats during training today (while the humans talked) she ran over to her bed and offered a calm down stay aka “place”. She stayed there calmly while the humans talked, waiting patiently, and showing off her impulse control. I can hardly wait to see who Stevie turns into as an adult pup. At only four months old Stevie still has much to learn, and she will challenge her family a lot in the coming months as she approaches adolescence. However, her family is prepared and informed as to the challenges that will pop up in Stevie‘s teenage months. There will likely be a regression in her training. Things that she was doing perfectly before she will start to ignore. Adolescence is a hard age for any dog(and pet parent), and it is the time that many owners give up on training. If you have an adolescent dog, now is the time to stick with training more then any other. If you stick with it, adjusting the games to where the puppy is currently at in skill level (rather then where you think they should be) you WILL create a well behaved well socialized adult dog. Do you need help with your unruly adolescent pup? If so, I’m your gal!
14 1664 days ago
Huskying the gate. Can’t get it tight enough to be able to close it AND stay closed even when she’s pulling on it 🙄