Training Ruby – 11 weeks old, Feb 7 2014

Phrase for this week: Impulse Control!

What? Impulse control at 11 weeks? Usually at this age I’m working on building drive and motivation. Which I am! But… it helps to know your pup. I have her aunt (OTCH MACH Nell MH QAA – plenty of drive there!). I’ve trained with her mom (FC Fergie) and the pups from Fergie’s first litter. Lots of drive.┬áSo I’m getting a jump on impulse control.

I started impulse control at 8 weeks of age with Ruby’s meals, shaping a wait before she’s released to her bowl. The first video shows how this has developed into a lovely sit with eye contact before she’s released to her meal. I’m trying some classical conditioning by running the nail grinder during her meals.

This next video is our week 11 training session back on Feb 7 (yes I’m almost a month behind…). Enjoy!