Today Margaret will be talking about a fun and useful command, Place.

Everybody has a favorite chair or spot to relax, and teaching Place can create that for your dog!

So we will share out tips on teaching Place, how and when to use Place, troubleshooting, and the difference between Place training and crate training.

Enjoy, and if you have questions or comments, please visit us and post a question on our message board at www.creativedogtraining.com

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00:00:00welcome to the creative dog training online training podcast today's topic teaching your dog place
00:00:11hi everybody this is Connor today Margaret will be talking about a fun and useful command Place everybody has a favorite chair or spot to relax and teaching place can create that for your dog so we will share our tips on teaching Place troubleshooting and the difference between training
00:00:42welcome to creative dog training on Margaret today I am outlining our steps for teaching your dog to play scum and you can use the place command while you are preparing and I know that you will use this command setting I have eight steps for you today on the floor to say place as you allow your dog to go get his tree for pretend to toss the treat as you say place and send your dog 5 practice sending your dog from different angles and distances 608 as your dog reaches his place 7 each time that your dog goes off of his place for any reason before you say it's okay just say wrong place and take him back to it and ate toys and Treats on your dog's place when he's not in the room and to go along with that I have for caveat number one do you have a favorite chair to
00:01:41lose weight instead of stay 3 some dogs are more comfortable if their place is against the wall and for Place training is different than crate training start with our first caveat chair I'm going to bet that you do you ever get any sense of a little mild irritation if you walk into your family room and someone sitting in your chair if you ever stop to notice why did it become your favorite chair I'm going to bet it's because you get cookies there now if we want to get the same concept across to your dog only want his little Matt to be his favorite chair so we'll start with step number one which is laying on the floor now I'm going to encourage you to start with a mat or a towel instead of a cushy dog bed because you want your dog to learn the concept of going to the specific Matt and you can move this is Matt from room to room at later on once he's really got the place concept downtown Place could be a spot on the floor that you send them to you could be anything but in the beginning make it simple and easy for your dog use the same time
00:02:41Matt each time that you practice although it is okay to Move It from room to room by step to restrain your dog with his leash as you toss a treat on to the mat that sometimes tossing that you can take a little practice on your part but it's okay if it doesn't get on there every time I try to get it right in the center of the mat and you're going to send your dog which is Step number 3 you're going to say the command place as you increase your dog to go pick up his tree that don't ask him to sit don't ask him to do anything at first all he has to do is go run over there and get his treat the more faster who's going to run over there so what you after right here the beginning is teaching him what was what is called a directional command so you can point as you send them and that helps him too so get him happy about it don't try to get it to do anything at first you don't want to go to Steph until he is really really happy about running over to his place to find out what's on it and say
00:03:41now if so what you want to do is follow along after him and slot machine mentality sometimes I don't even that treat every time first pretend and then send them and then following along behind him and as soon as he reaches Place go ahead and give him that random always always give him praise. He's really good at this you want to practice from different angles and different directions and this is really important if you only sent one particular angle and one for to a distance it's not enough for him to generalize that place means go to it from anywhere in the room or even if you're outside of the room so get a little creative you send them from 5 feet 10 feet different angles and have fun while you're doing it the happier he is about running to his place the easier this training goes once he is running to it from different angles it's time to go to step 6 which is add the down and wait
00:04:41command as your dog reaches his place that at first you can go ahead and lowering down with the treat you got it anyway only down between his front legs so I kind of fold backwards into a down once he's down just say wait to stand there because the chances are real good that he is going to pop up like a little toaster that is all you need to do is patiently replace it used to the idea that as soon as he gets on that place the next thing he's going to do is lie down now I'm going to go to my second caveat here which it is very important to use to come and wait instead of the command stay in our world is a pause command it means just hang out here until I tell you to do something else today is a very formal command which means Hold Your Position and don't move until I tell you you can but we want place to be comfortable for your dog I don't care if he rolls around stretches scratch
00:05:41play the story of chews on his bone his only rule is what is on his place he can't get off of it so if you stay you got to be a lot more formal so just be nice to your dog lose weight let him have a good time on his place just don't let him get off of it but I don't next step step 7 which is each time your dog moves off of his place before you release him he just made a mistake that if you wanted to move you use your release command it's okay if he moves and you didn't tell him to move then you just say wrong place you escort him back to his place you help him back into that down position you can remind him to wait if you want to and then go on with the training remember that in the beginning it's best to go back to him and release him from his place but once he's got it you can tell him it's okay or come from any part of the room now that's alright because remember you use the word will not stay that is so just remember the formula no education no frustration no anger here if he move
00:06:411000 * it gives you 1001 opportunities to say place down really need your dog to do it so go ahead and try in the conversational Voice without getting all emotional about it remember if he moves he made a mistake it's not the end of the world dogs seem to be more comfortable if there places in a corner or against the wall as opposed to add in the middle of the floor because they don't have to watch all of them replace your dog try putting his place against the wall or in a corner and see if that doesn't make him feel a little bit more secure and happy about the whole thing so experiment was where you put his place and you may find better cooperation from your dog right step state is you want this to be your dog's favorite spot so when your dog's not in the room you want to place toys and Treats on his place and this is pretty important concept
00:07:41it's like a treasure hunt if every time you went to a certain room you had a pretty good chance of finding something on the mantle I bet you start looking on the mail to see if there was anything up there put things on his place every time he walks in that room he's going to walk straight to it and investigate to see what's there I think you'll also find that he starts going there on his own without being told so probably use it as is and that's great because that's just what we want a spot of his own where he is comfortable fourth caveat is that place training is different than crate training kennel and then you ask him to wait and you close the gate he's not restraining himself the kennel is restraining him the place concept means that he is voluntarily going to a spot entertaining himself while you're busy and controlling his own actions you're not making him he's doing it on his own so that's your big difference is he doesn't have a choice in place training he's choosing to listen to you instead of listening
00:08:41the cage so very very important that you developed this concept in your dog I think you'll find it very very useful and I think you'll find it very comforting when you travel to take his place with him so he has something in his new surroundings also wouldn't be a bad idea to take it when you bring your dog to Camp alright just a recap here are eight steps worth number one laying on the floor to restrain your dog with his leash as you toss a treat on to the mat 3 safe place as you allow your dog to get the treat for pretend to toss to treat as you say Place point and send your dog 5 angles and distances 6 7 each time that your dog moves off his place before you say it's okay say wrong place down weight and remember to take him back to it number 8 foot toys and Treats on your dog's place when he is not in the room that are for caveat is today do you have a favorite chair to
00:09:41use weight instead of stay 3 some dogs are more comfortable if their place is against the wall and fourth place training is different than crate training if you're not sure about teaching down and wait and it's okay we were we've got podcast on all these subjects you might want to check on our online dog training class basic respect 101 at creative dog training. Com register free please feel free to post your questions and answers on her message board we hope this has been helpful and see you next time
00:10:13well that's everything for today thanks for taking the time to listen if you have any questions or comments creative dog training, thanks and see you next time

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