In this video I started teaching Ira how to go to his mat or "spot" as I call it. I find this behaviour useful especially when cooking supper. Often, dogs like to lie in the kitchen when you are cooking a meal against the lower cupboard doors. This makes it impossible to do anything.
By teaching the dogs to stay on a mat or their own place they can watch but also stay out of your way.
Ira learned this SSOOOO fast. My goal is to dispel breed intelligence rankings by showing how fast a dog can learn with food rewards and the clicker. It works.
Keep checking back for weekly videos on his progression with this behaviour. Ira is now 12 weeks old.
With our new family member home for about a week now, I wanted to make a statement on how I am going to be training him. It is important in order to show that correction free or so called force free dog training works and is effective as the "traditional" method.