Toby pup joined us in early December, and he has certainly been a live wire!
Almost immediately, we introduced him to Clicker Training. We wanted to start on some early basics, but also to channel some his mental and physical energy.
As with most puppies, Toby swings from 0 to 100% activity very quickly and he has a very short attention span. In amongst the feeding, sleeping, and play, we introduced a number of very short training sessions.
The result? Once he had made the connection between click and treat (3-4 very short sessions) he really took to it! His attitude changed from mild interest to extremely attentive, and instead of the rising excitement that he experiences during play, he remains fairly calm.
As soon as he sees us wearing the treat bag or holding the clicker, he instantly goes into ‘training mode’.
It is such great fun to do, and watching him work out what is required is both amusing and fascinating in equal measure.
See how he is progressing in these two videos:
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