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After two weeks of training the “Push”, your dog should now have a good understanding of the behaviour and should feel that there is a very high value to pushing the lid.
If this is the case, you can now progress further with your Nose Targeting Tricks.
Previously you taught your dog to Push on your hand, then transferred the behaviour to pushing on an object, and then to pushing the object on the floor.
You are now going to change how and where you are going to reward for a “Push”
This week, you are going to be concentrating on three easy tricks that will require you to work on your shaping skills. These entry level tricks will be used to develop some more complex tricks over the 12-weeks of the school.
If your dog is familiar with these entry level tricks, keep practicing them and try to find how you can make it slightly more challenging for your dog. You could for example increase the Distraction, the Duration, the Distance and test the tricks in different Environments. Try to get these tricks rock solid.