16 Week Challenge Supplementary Articles Library
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These are items that you will need throughout the program or things that we think will help you progress.
I feed a Raw diet and this explains how.
These help us understand the changes in our puppies
A good read to see why we do the things we do.
Probably the most important thing to get right.
Understand how to prepare for the first day
The first day can be essential in getting you started on the right foot with your puppy, mistakes made on this first day can cost you the life of the puppy.
We use ex pens to better manage puppies.
It is pretty easy to punish your puppy for biting, but what will be the long term cost of the immediate peace?
We do not start crate training puppies here, we spend the weeks that we do have with the puppies giving them exposure to new sights, sounds and games. They are only in a crate with us for a short amount of time at the end, so this is how we proceed.
I would hope people doing this course will have their dogs inside with them at times, so this means we need to toilet train them.
We go through various levels of engagement training with puppies, 8 week old puppies of some breeds will struggle at first whilst others will surge ahead.
Premacks principle is a very little understood ideal when interacting with dogs, but it is a very important principle to understand and use.
Contractors are more motivated than those on wages.
Great little tool to develop, simple enough yet can be powerful.
All dogs are born with drive, some higher than others and some have lower thresholds to drives making them easier to trigger.
Have a dog focused on your everywhere
Some dogs that are either anxious or have high food drive can easily develop resource guarding behaviours around food, toys, environments or even water. Use this program to try and teach them the right way before the wrong way surfaces.
The clicker can be a great marker tool and great for teaching complex or layered behaviours, worth a read.
Making sure your dog is not fearful of your personal space is really helpful in may ways.
Keep your pup happy with being touched and held
Understanding this natural instinct and how it can help or hinder your training
A different approach to adding commands.