Hello hello, and welcome back to Teacher’s Pet, a column on all things training! Every other #TrainingTuesday, Brussels.Sprout will share his how-tos for learning new tricks, updates on his own adventures in agility competition, and his favorite tips for helping you and your pup bond over training.
Yes Way, Sit Stay: Teaching Your Dog to Pose
Once upon a time Sprout, like many puppitos, could not sit still for the camera. And while not knowing how to pose for a photo can lead to some adorable candids…
…it gets a lot easier when your dog knows the drill. So what is the most fundamental thing puppers needs to be photo-shoot ready?
Foolproof duration. Duration means your dog holds a position or behavior until released – like a sit-stay. But, it’s not enough that your dog holds his position when you’re 2 feet away, locked in eye contact. He needs to be able to do this no matter what else is going on around him – people movement all around him, camera flashes, and a mom who’s not 2 feet in front of him, but 15 feet behind him off-set.
So this week we’re showing you how to play “Around the World,” an easy game to help you start foolproofing your duration and capture your dog from all his best angles!
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