I wanted to start with a fun video… not my own (yet!!) … but one from Silvia Trkman:
On another note: It was important for me to read and remember the following excerpt M. Christine Zink, DVM, PHD wrote in an article for Clean Run Magazine (the puppy special focus issue) – paraphrased here:
Puppies Under 6 months of age
- Skill training: do moderate play-based training and keep it low impact. Ex: stay, down, come, low contacts/boards, directional cues. Jumping – no higher than the wrist.
- Strength training: play, play, play and minimal low or no elevation tugging
Foundation/ground work can be started:
Clicker priming, Retrieve, Tug, Recall to both sides and to front, Hand targeting, Sit, Stand, Down, Stay, OK, Follow-me! add acceleration, deceleration, and turns.
Besides new surfaces, sounds, people, other animals, and downtown life!
Oh the places we will go…..
P.S. I really want to take this class…… http://www.lolabuland.com/our-training/tricks/