Okay. . . here’s the rules IF you truly want to create as much desire as possible
1. Do not feed the puppy before this workout.
2. Make sure that the puppy has been confined to a crate for at least 3 hrs
3. Concentrate on excitement only during this time. Do not mix in obedience
commands or any expectations about delivery, returning, holding etc.
4. Save obedience commands, returning, heeling etc for other lessons
5. Keep in mind that you are developing an attitude and a characteristic
in your puppy that will be there for his entire life… if you don’t take it away
6. Remember, this is the beginning of the “on-off switch,” which is the
element that allows you to control the attitude of the dog.
7. Present the toy/bumper so that it is the object of prey. Do not position it so
that you become the object of prey.
8. Absolutely do not do any part of the excitement phase without a leash
attached. This probably should be rule number 1 because a great
percentage of questions I get are from people whose puppies do not
return and the reason they don’t return is that they don’t have a line
on them. To train a puppy without a line or leash or rope, whatever
you want to call it, is foolishness.
9. Keep in mind that you are trying to achieve the full genetic potential of
10. Learn the value of a walk and how to do it properly. (Information about
this coming later)
11. Proper socialization is important to overall excitement but it should be
its own exercise and conducted in its own time. (I’ll have a short
video on how to do this)
12. NEVER get frustrated, angry, mad, upset, loud or rough or any other
negative behavior with your puppy. If you can’t handle this part don’t even
begin to try to develop drive and desire.
There may be a few other considerations to this but I’ll mention them to
you as we go along.
* * * * IF YOU BREAK RULE NUMBER 12 – I WILL FIND OUT ABOUT IT AND YOU WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO SEE THE REST OF THE VIDEOS….