K9 Manners Class - Pre Course Reading
#3 Practice CALM
Pro Tips - The Secret to K9 Success!
Did you know? Calmness is a SKILL? It's not an instinct. It's also not an off or on switch your dog just can do on command if you haven't practiced and built their skill in it!
THE SECRET: Practice Calmness just like you would practice a Sit!
You need to teach your dog and let them practice and build their SKILL of CALMNESS!
You want a dog that's calm in exciting situations right?
Well... then you have to practice it in boring, non-distracting, non-exciting situations first.
HUMAN EXAMPLE: You don't take someone who's never played football and put them in the Super Bowl expecting them to perfectly execute the advanced plays!