First new training of 2017

Zoo, a Goldendoodle puppy does a lovely relaxed down during our training session.
Zoo, a Goldendoodle puppy does a lovely relaxed down during our training session.

Dearest beautiful sister,

Hi! Wearing my Celtic Cur training hat today. Just met with a new client, Katie and her 10 week old goldendoodle, Zoo (short for Missoula!).

Isn’t Zoo adorable? But, he has a couple problems:

He fights going into his crate and his poor people, who have 3 children at 6 years or younger(!) are to say the least BUSY! A consequence of their busy life has in the past has had them forcing him into the crate. So I showed Katie how to click and treat Zoo for any small piece of the behavior (including him just looking in the direction of the crate!)

And, dun dun dahhhhh….. with biting, as in horribly sharp puppy teeth sinking into clothing, fav blankies and flesh!!! I demoed calling Zoo to me as he was heading to grab a bite and clicked and treated him for doing so. As I never got to see his full on biting behavior I also told them how to begin teaching him to let go on cue.

We worked for a little over an hour with good progress. Katie did well and Zoo seemed to be really getting it.

See you later! XO Robin

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