Place training is one of the most important obedience skills and in my opinion a great starting point.
You will need a leash, some food and an elevated dog bed. The reason I recommend an elevated bed over just a regular dog pillow is, that it will help the dog to understand the boundary more easily.
Lead your dog onto the bed and when your dog comes off the bed, tighten the leash and lead the dog back onto the bed. As soon as the dog is back on the bed, relax the leash.
When your dog actually stays on the bed in a down position, it is important to reward the dog. Then start delaying the rewards by a few seconds.
This skill is going help in so many different situations…
Imagine you have people visiting you and you can just have your dog calmly lying on the bed and not jumping, sniffing and licking your company.
When you are preparing or serving a meal, wouldn’t it be nice to have your dog observe from the comfort of his dog bed, rather than begging and being under foot?
There are many more applications of this skill and setting boundaries by place training your dog will make everyone’s life better.
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