When training a high energy dog, like myself, there’s some things you should keep in mind. If you want me to pay attention while you’re teaching me new tricks, you’re going to have tire me out a bit first. FYI, I love to play with chew toys. Clicker training may be the best tactic. Start with conditioning; click and immediately offer me a treat. Repeat this 20 times. On the 21st time I should recognize that a click is followed by a treat so you’ll have to test me by not offering a treat right away. Click and wait for my response. If I look for a treat then we’re good to move on to the first trick. Otherwise, repeat the process.
I was adopted last weekend! But check out my buddies at HSEC, from 2:00 to 5:00 every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday or by appointment only during the week. They can't wait to begin training together for the first ever HSEC 5K at this year’s Canine Crawl on St. PAWtrick’s Day. Your first step to getting ready for the race is to sign up. Don’t procrastinate! Then you'll be committed and can begin training. Your dog is even allowed to join you during the race! Let your best friend be your biggest motivator!