Curb the Urge

Welcome students! I am so excited to have you in my class. If you are here, it is most likely because your dog struggles with impulse control. But the end of Curb the Urge!, you will have the tools to help your dog get through some of their toughest challenges, allowing more freedom for them and more fun for you both! To continue making progress, I suggest practicing once a day for about 5-10 minutes per day (broken up, and that includes some of your set up time, as well!!!). If you notice your dog starting to lose interest, taking a day off here and there is never a bad idea, or you can split up lessons further so as not to over face you both. It may also take your dog longer than a week to get through a set of lessons - this is OK! Go at their pace! And speaking of weeks, be aware that each week releases seven days from the one prior. Since you cannot jump ahead anyway, take the opportunity to really practice what you have learned as much as possible and enjoy the results. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me either in the forum, the comment boxes, or via email. You are welcome to post videos of your practice in the comments and forums and I will happily give them a look.

Happy training!

-Katie Brennan CDBC CPDT-KA

Materials:

-LOTS of food of various levels of awesome (as per your dog)

-Flirt pole

-Various toys (at least 2 of each type that your dog likes)

-Mat - A mat could be a dog bed, a blanket or towel, a bathmat, or anything similar to those items. It could also be a step stool, a dog training platform, or anything else that would sit higher above the ground. No matter what you choose, make sure that your dog can lay down comfortably on it. Please take your dog’s size and physical condition into consideration with all of these options, as we do not want dogs jumping on and off things that they shouldn’t be!

-Empty food bowl (preferably not the bowl you feed your dog from regularly!)