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Shy Shepherd - Training the Companion Dog 1 – Socialization & Training

Playing with one other dog will not be sufficient for your pup’s socialization.  Instead, they should meet, and play with as many other puppies and dogs as possible.

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Holding & Handling - SIRIUS Puppy Training Redux

It’s important that your puppy enjoys being restrained and examined.  It’s easy to train them to enjoy it with daily cuddle sessions filled with lots of handling and treats.

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Harnessing Play - Training the Companion Dog 1 – Socialization & Training

Dog can have a lot fun playing together, but it’s important to harness that fun for training.  Make play a part of training.

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Puppy Play Temperament - Training the Companion Dog 1 – Socialization & Training

The only way for dogs to learn to get along with other dogs is by playing together in a positive and controlled environment.

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Playtime - Training the Companion Dog 4 – Recalls & Stays

Dogs at play will often look and sound like they are fighting.  With a well-trained dog you can always check that things are in control by interrupting the play session with  a bit of obedience.

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Stays - SIRIUS Puppy Training Redux

Start by keeping your dog in different positions for very short stays.  Build the duration of the stays slowly, a few seconds at a time.

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Positions Practice- SIRIUS Puppy Training Redux

Sit, Stand & Down.  Mix them up so that you’re dog can’t anticipate which position you’re going to ask for next.

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Following - SIRIUS Puppy Training Redux

Getting your puppy to follow you in a room full of other puppies is no easy task.  It’s the perfect time to practice maintaining your puppy’s focus.

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Little Dogs First - Training the Companion Dog 1 – Socialization & Training

Letting the little dogs off-leash first gives them a chance to explore and get comfortable.  Some pups are naturally shyer, and need more time to build up their  confidence.

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The Importance of Play - SIRIUS Puppy Training Classic

Play sessions are wonderful for bite-inhibition and dog socialization, but you also want to capture the power of playtime as a reward in training.

 
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