Been considering force-free training for your pup, but aren’t yet sold on the idea of committing to a training school?
RSPCA South Australia may have answered all your canine prayers with the launch of our brand new force-free dog training school right here in Adelaide, but first – we have a special insight into the tips and tricks of our dog trainers.
With our FREE 6-part video series featuring RSPCA Dog Training Coordinator, Heather Bradley, you can have a taste of what it’s all about!
“It’s so important to have calm control over your dog and get them with all four paws on the ground in a way that makes them feel safe,” Heather says. “This way, you can comfortably take them to so many more places.”
In lesson one of our video series, Heather shows you how to do just that.
To learn how to gain calm control over your pup, watch Heather’s totally simple and fun way of teaching the classic sit and drop!
Pretty cool, huh?
But Heather knows it’s not this easy for everyone. “When teaching anything to your dog, you’re putting them in a vulnerable position,” she says. “Just like us, dogs aren’t able to stay still if they feel worked up.”
If you find that your dog can’t focus when you’re trying to teach them to sit and drop, Heather assures us that there’s always a reason.
She recommends making sure your pup is in the least-distracting environment possible and checking that the treats you’re using are more exciting than whatever else is around them.
“Always check that they’re happy to learn,” she says. “It’s all about having trust and focus.”