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I'm going to tell you a puppy training secret that dog trainers know.

There's some simple exercises you can do just a couple of times a day.

That'll actually teach your puppy to listen and they work as well as any formal

puppy training exercises do.

The best part is that all you need to use is your puppy's meals. Now,

don't tell anybody I told you, but if somebody asks, just say it was Ken Steepe,

and this puppy named Highlight. Welcome

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behaved for like a family member. Now,

we had an adorable house guests this past weekend,

a 10 week old border Collie puppy named highlight and a,

she's actually an instructor's dog and we were looking after her for a couple of

days and something that I noticed very quickly was that there are a couple of

things that we do with puppies,

whether they're ours or puppies or young dogs that come into our home that we're

looking after for a few days.

That would be really helpful for you because if you are training your puppy or

your dog that's new to you to listen,

there's some simple things that you can do that take just a couple of minutes.

We actually did this entire exercise with one meal.

A post below at kale is the theater of the dog.

So I'll post the amount of food that we actually used below. Um,

but these are the kinds of things that you can increase motivation for the dog.

You can really teach them that listening to you is valuable,

but you can also exercise their brain a little bit. Teach them some skills,

teach them to associate certain words with really great things.

You can also take advantage of a few natural training opportunities if you have

a nuisance behavior. You're going to see that in the video as well.

But I want to jump in and show you.

When kale grabbed the puppy the one time and was going to do some training,

I grabbed a camera and let's take a look at the things that we work on with

these puppies in our home.


Now this first exercise is to teach the puppy that there's some value for their

name. Now watch what happens here.

So kale waited until highlight was just a little bit distracted.

I'm going to pause it for a second. Okay, perfect.

So what you see there is a kale. A allowed highlights. She tossed a cookie away,

so that highlight wasn't completely focused on her. Uh,

once highlight had eaten that little treat, uh,

that little piece of kibble from the full floor, Cal called her highlight,

turned kale, backed away with a bubbly voice and rewarded her in clothes.

Now you'll notice it's very apparent that kale has got food and that's on




Now we have no expectation of this puppy. We don't want to test at this point.

We really want this puppy to be successful.

You want your puppy to be successful at the beginning of their learning,

so using food to your advantage is really helpful.

Another really interesting thing that killed that kibble, I'll show you here.

That went quite a far away,

but kale knew that she just didn't know what sort of response she was going to

get from the little highlight. So she closed the distance.

She got really close to her so that when highlight did turn,

let's see that here she was close enough to guide her back to rate directly back

to kale, which is where she rewarded her.

Now you may have noticed in the last training session that there was a pink bag

on the floor.

That actually it was a highlights travel bag and she had some treats and some

toys and some stuff in there. Well, after we did this exercise with her,

we gave her just a couple of moments of freedom and highlight.

Got really interested in that bag.

And you might have a puppy that's chewing on shoes.

You might have a puppy that's getting into mischief, whatever the thing is,

I want you to watch how Kayla dresses that with her.

So your puppy needs to have a house line on

it's in redirects or brings her away highlights like, I don't know.

I'm not leaving that thing now. Kale brings her over here.

Now something is really important that I want you to really pay attention to.

Now, kale, a redirected, the dog used a treat to guide her away. However,

we don't want to highlight to feel like she's getting a,

she's being redirected from whatever the nuisance behavior is onto a piece of

food because she's going to quickly learn that I do this thing.

You come in and redirect me. I get fed. So what kale does,

which is really interesting. And I didn't really,

I wasn't paying attention to this one. I was holding the camera.

But what you see her do is she gets highlighted to offer something else.

She redirects her, which is very clear. Don't do this, brings her over.

And then just lures. A CIT highlight, offers a sit. Now she's had enough,

she has an opportunity to reward her in that position. But you mustn't,

uh, allow your dog to continue rehearsing these behaviors.

So using something like a house line, in this case,

it's just a little piece of rope with a clip on it, um, is really,

really important. That gave kale the control she needed to guide,

highlight away with bump. Bump didn't really work. She's still interested.

A little bump, bump up a little more until she committed away. Then kale,

use the food, had her offer some thing, some work, some effort,

and then rewarded her for that. She's an adorable little puppy, isn't she?

She's just the cutest little furball. Now this is an interesting exercise.

It is totally food focused and that's on purpose.

But we really want to teach this puppy that it's uh,

interesting to follow us, that they, the more they come near us,

simply rewarding nearby us and if they put in a little bit of work that they're

going to be rewarded for that. It's such a simple exercise.

You can do it with your puppy at any time of the day, in any location, you know,

making sure that they're successful. But in here it's a new environment. Scales,

you know, lowering or raising the stakes a little bit.

We need to go back to basics.

We need to make sure that in this new place we want this puppy to be just as

successful. So let's start off making a really simple exercise using some voice,

using some motion that's going to keep this puppy interested.

Now what is kale not doing here? Think about that.

What's happening here? What is Cal not doing?


she's not calling highlights name because in this new environment you can tell

highlights just a little bit more distracted and she doesn't want it to be

unsuccessful. So she's going to help highlight by just using a, you know,

sounds using motion, using bubbly tone, saying pop, pop, pop, you know,

using these things but not allowing the puppy to fail because you can see


just not as interested until kale starts to move and until kale starts to use

her voice. But Kilz really setting this puppy up to be successful.

Simple exercise burns off that puppy energy.

I want you guys to be for sure doing this with your puppies at home.

Something that you saw kale doing at the very beginning was some response to

name stuff and highlights, you know,

been with her new owner for a week and a half. She's been with us for,

you know, like 10 minutes or whatever, maybe an hour, um, at this time.

And we want to load some value on her name so that every time she hears us say

her name,

something amazing is about to happen and you can actually set your puppy up so

that it really increases their motivation level. Once they hear the name,

we do something called these EverString recalls.

So we'll sit at either end of a hallway or some enclosed space.

Maybe in your situation at the beginning, maybe you sit, you know,

facing a friend to help her family member, whoever, um, to,

to restrain that puppy.

But what we do make very clear to the puppy is that we have food at the other

end of the hallway. You can see I'm sitting down there with some treats.

I'm actually shaking the treats at this point.

Really getting her excited about it.

I'm using language that I know she's going to find exciting. Um,

so check this out. Now,

one thing that you need to keep in mind is that if you have like a handful of

treats and you're restraining, like you're holding the puppy,

I'm getting them excited.

Get those treats out of your hand in your bait pouch or get them like someplace

where the puppy doesn't have access to them.

Because the last thing you want to do is try to be trying to get this puppy

excited about darting down to the other end of your hallway or the open space

when you call their name. And then being focused on the food.

So that's a little, that's a little tip for you guys. Now, uh,

we've introduced highlight to this new environment.

We've taught her to work a little bit for food and showing her that we have

something valuable. Now it's time to like get a little bit more out of, get to,

you know, just a little bit more to increase the challenge just a little bit.

We're also going to show her that it's really helpful or it's really rewarding

to follow our hands because that's going to be useful in the next few weeks of

her training. And you know, next, uh,

even throughout the first few weeks of her adult dog training,

when we're showing her how to get in position, how to walk at our side,

we really want her to understand that if she follows direction and guidance that

it's going to be rewarding.

The other really important thing is that we want to show her that when she gets

into a position, so you're going to see three things. You're going to see a sit,

a lie down and stand,

and we want our dogs to understand without the words what that position means.

So when the puppy gets into that sit position,

you'll notice a kill doesn't say sit.

She guides her into that position and then she rewards her for that because

we're really teaching her that to naturally choose that sitting position so that

a little bit further down in her training or further along in her training,

we can start to say, sit.

Then show her that food lore and get that position because she always,

she already finds it valuable. Now,

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