Gettin’ Tricksy With It

Welcome students!

I am so excited to have you in my class. By the end of Gettin’ Tricksy With It your dog will be able to perform a dozen crowd-pleasing tricks! Tricks not only build a stronger bond between you and your dog, but they are great way to drain some mental energy and help them become better learners! To continue making progress, I suggest practicing once or twice a day for about 5-10 minutes per day max (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 also 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 for class:

  • Clicker if desired

  • Lots of treats

  • Box that your dog should be able to comfortably walk in to and stand in

  • Ground Target - A flat target that your dog can go to (a circular lid approximately 6” in diameter should be fine - no more than 1/2” high)

  • Paw Target - A raised target at least a few inches high (I personally like Paw Pods but anything similar could do)