04 Nov Teaching Your Dog Targets & Boundaries
The place command is one of the most useful skills that you can teach your dog. When we teach your dog to place, we are simply teach them to target a specific location and respect the boundary of that location. In the simplest definition, place simply means to put all four paws on an object (that is different from the ground) and remain on that object.
The object that you are using as a place can be a professional dog training placeboard, a dog bed, a bench, or anything else that a dog can comfortably get all four of their paws onto. As your dog gets the concept of the place command, you can use your imagination and advance their skill level by placing them on other objects like tree stumps, a brick, and even your own body.
Placing is great for building the foundation for distance and distractions, because all your dog has to do is respect the boundary that we have taught them regardless of what is going on around them. Many of the skills that Unleashed Unlimited teaches, revolve around the place command; the uses are endless.
* Overall control and management of your dog
* Can aid in training fearful dogs
* Providing a familiar object in new environments
* Making the dog aware of it’s entire body
* Clearer definition of the heel position
* Prevention of sloppy sits and downs
* Teaching directionals
Stay tuned to our dog training blog for more tips and pointers on teaching your dog to place. In a future entry we will cover selecting the right objects for placing, introducing your dog to the place, and simple body language tips to help your dog succeed. THAT ARTICLE CAN NOW BE FOUND HERE!
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