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18 Weeks Old

Hotel Room Life
Dogs,People, Noises, OH MY! 
(​Minnesota  State Fair)

I have to start off by saying, this fair was HUGE! Loki interacted with over 100,000 people in two weeks. He also was able to successfully perform and be calm around new sights and sounds. He was crated most of the day with sessions out of his kennel. Our kenneling area was right next to a lumberjack show that had chainsaws going off every few hours. 

I always tell people the best way to get a dog familiar with things is to expose them to everything! The past few weeks have done exactly that! 

Loki was able to perform before and after shows, giving him a ton of exposure to new distractions. 

Cross Paws & Hold IT

I picked two tricks to work on this week. 

Crossing Paws is a great trick to help with coordination, now Loki is picking up on it pretty quickly. There are plenty of methods to teaching this behavior and I got the best result with the one shown in the video. 

This trick should be worked on about three times a day for a few weeks.

Don't forget to share your thoughts and training questions!

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