In this class you will learn the step by step process of teaching your dog to fetch you a tissue on cue and how to get it to be a reliable behavior. For most dogs, the training should be completed in about 4-6 weeks if you work on regularly. Please allow for variations.
Why should you take this course?
Training tricks like this provides a great activity for you and your dog during poor or seasonal weather. Training sessions can be just as exhausting as physical exercise.
If your dog has a fascination with tissues, teaching them this skill can curb it but you must see the training to completion to reap the full benefits.
This is a great impulse control exercise.
Fetching a tissue on cue is what is called a back-chained behavior which can teach the elements of backchaining by example. (Backchaining as theory is not covered in this course.)
You should NOT take this course if your dog exhibits signs of possessive aggression which includes but is not limited to:
Growling or showing teeth when you approach your dog with novel items.
Has a bite history that includes bites to humans when removing objects from mouth.
Growls or shows teeth when they have a paper product such as tissues or paper towels.
YOU MUST address this behavior first with a qualified professional Canine Behavior Consultant, Applied Animal Behaviorist, Veterinary Behaviorist or another EDUCATED and experienced dog training professional) before teaching this to your dog.
I am a Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA) and Certified Behavior Consultant Canine (CBCC-KA) with fifteen years experience working with animals. I am the author of two books First Class Puppy: A Guide to Your Puppy's First Year and Canine Life And Social Skills: A Guide For Teaching Skills Necessary For Your Dog's K9-BA. I am the member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT), the Pet Professional Guild and a licensed presenter for Family Paws Parent Education. I am the owner
of First Class Canine, a canine behavior consulting and training buisness in Pittston, Pennsylvania.