In this video, Romeo is 8.5 weeks old. We brought him home just a couple of days before he was 8 weeks old, so in this video he has been in our home for just under one week.

He is working for his lunch here, and earns his entire lunch by working for it. He is learning to OFFER me behaviors that I like.

So far he is learning that sit, down and eye contact pay well.

Whining, jumping and being pushy do not.

You can see from less than a week of training, that he is learning quickly. I have not put anything on cue yet.

In this video we are just starting to work on his name for the first time as well.

You can see that he does get frustrated sometimes (as noted by his whining and the occasional jumping) but he recovers quickly and gets back on task.

Part of this training is to help him learn how to deal with frustration so that he learns quickly temper tantrums never get you what you want.

You can also see that for most of the session, our 7 year old Greyhound was present as well. Normally, we recommend training puppies separately from other household dogs to start to reduce distractions. But since our Greyhound was so well trained, you can see she is very patient and provides some extra distraction for Romeo to learn to ignore and focus on me.

Video of beginning training with 8.5 week old Romeo (partial training session)

 

Video of beginning training with 8.5 week old Romeo (entire lunch training session)

 


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Winnie, a Goldendoodle, is showing off her skills in dog parkour class by sitting on this log.

We used this pic as the feature pic for a post and video titled "Does your puppy know “Sit”? Are you sure? (Hint: it’s about the context!)"

We think of Sit as a pretty easy cue to teach our dogs. For some dogs, it might even be the only thing they learn.

But here's something to think about. . . What is your expectation for Sit?

Most people stop at the first step, which usually is: sit for a brief second directly in front of me when I have a treat in my hand.

But have you thought about where you go from there?

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Winnie, a Goldendoodle, is showing off her skills in dog parkour class by sitting on this log. 

We used this pic as the feature pic for a post and video titled Does your puppy know “Sit”? Are you sure? (Hint: it’s about the context!) 

We think of Sit as a pretty easy cue to teach our dogs. For some dogs, it might even be the only thing they learn. 

But heres something to think about. . . What is your expectation for Sit? 

Most people stop at the first step, which usually is: sit for a brief second directly in front of me when I have a treat in my hand. 

But have you thought about where you go from there? 

https://thelightofdog.com/does-your-puppy-know-sit-are-you-sure-hint-its-about-the-context/
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