Not every lesson will be something to teach your particular dog, but each lesson contains important aspects that will be very useful to your dog, the relationship with your dog and your overall skill as a dog owner, handler and trainer.
This week’s lesson is the GO OUT. It is one of the hardest things to teach a dog. Think about it, all we ever teach our dogs is COME, STAY and such. When do
we ever ask our dog to RUN AWAY from us? Well if you do any competitive obedience sport such as AKC, IPO or RING you will be required to send your dog AWAY from you. And you better know how to do it. I remember teaching Goofy this many years ago. I struggled with different methods until I finally found one that worked – and that is the one that I’m teaching you here. This week’s video is quite long and detailed and includes both Goofy doing it perfectly and Jimi is our teachers’ helper. I think you’ll really LOVE the way Goofy and Jimi differ in their styles.
Remember, the useful part of teaching this to even your pet dog is “Go to Your Bed,” “Go to the Car,” and a host of other things you may think of. BE PATIENT… this is a very hard thing to teach. You’ll see, Goofy makes it look easy, but to perfect this one skill can take months.