Instructor: Mariah Hinds
Does your dog try to take food from the countertops when you are out of the room? Does she spot that crumb on the floor a mile away and dive for it? Does he lose his mind if you put a toy or a treat on the floor and ask him to sit? Does your dog grab the toilet paper or your socks and have a party playing catch me if you can? Does your dog bark in a crate? This class covers a lot of impulse control material! We go over lots of impulse control games with food and toys- in the house, on leash and incorporating it into training. We practice impulse control games with things in motion (cars, critters, people, dogs, etc) and beginner down stays. We will teach the dog to ignore you while you are eating and not steal your dinner from the coffee table while you run to the kitchen. Your dog will learn not to put their feet on the counters and not to take food from the counter while you are out of sight.
We will teach the dogs to ignore food and toys on the ground until released to get it. This is useful for daily walks and for many different sports, such as flatwork for agility, drop on recall practice, signals and distraction work! If your dog needs more self-control, this is the class for you!