Teaching Push is a great skill for your dog to learn.
It builds on the Touch cue.
Teaching Push and practicing the cue alongside Pull can be sued in a variety of settings.
You can teach your dog to shut drawers or doors.
This little cue gives your dog a job to do utilizing his desire of problem solving and being empowered along the way.
An emotionally, physically and psychologically fulfilled dog is more relaxed, content and satisfied in his life.
When you meet your dog’s needs, they are secure and confident dogs.
During a mid-week check in with another Growl to Grow client, I added some homework since the client and her dog seemed to reach a learning plateau. Giving them some added activities, which are both fun and challenging, can be an added mental boost.
Adding some enrichment along the way can prevent your dog from becoming frustrated when homework steps are mastered.