The Dog Training Academy of South Florida had a bit of a full house today during puppy classes. Today Mel and I got to train Luna how to “Come” by having her run through the open tunnel. She also got to play with the other puppies and every time it was time to catch her, we gave her treats so that she know it’s not such a bad thing when we catch her during play time or put her leash back on. Holly, the trainer and owner of the dog training academy, calls this being the “fun police”. This is actually great for when you have them roaming free outside, this way when you call them, they will come to you and know that play time may not be over. A lot of times what happens is dogs will get worried that if they come to you, you will end their play time. I see it at the dog park all the time. People call their dogs over, and they just run away because they don’t want to leave yet. This is also great in case your dog is ever in any danger. If it runs out the front door or towards a street. You want the puppy to trust you enough to come whenever you call him/her.
Here are some cute photos I took during class: