A low distraction environment with plenty of room.
Put the treat in your dog’s mouth at eye level right next to your leg.
You’ll be provided with a clicker at your first class. You may need to put it in your pocket if your dog is sensitive to the noise. If you have trouble with the box clicker there are other varieties that have buttons that are sometimes easier to use for people with arthritis and other conditions. Ask your trainer to show you hers.
Your trainer recommends you use a lanyard to hang the clicker around your wrist or neck.
On rare occasions dogs do not like the sound of the clicker. If your dog shows signs that he/she doesn’t like the clicker, we will find an alternative.
Work around 10 minutes at a time. Try to do this at least three times a week.
Your dog should be able to walk up to a stranger who is also approaching and sit nicely while you have short 3-5 second conversation. Your dog should then allow the stranger to pet him/her.
My dog keeps getting up.