Pets & Animals | 6 November 201710 Minute Water Training Game for Your Dog Share article facebook twitter google pinterest Training your dog can be challenging and time-consuming; that’s why games are an effective tool for training! Games make training fun for both you and your dog. If you’re fortunate enough to live in a warm climate where taking a dip is still an option, here is a water training game to build your dog’s confidence in the water. It’s important to note that you should not put your dog in the water, but let them walk in. Placing your dog in water will serve only to increase a fear of water. Get more games in 10-Minute Dog Training Games. Weenie Bobbing Water Training Show your dog that you’re tossing a few hot dog slices into an empty wading pool. Toss at least one hot dog close enough to the edge so that your dog can get it without stepping into the pool. Keep encouraging your dog until he has the confidence to step into the empty pool. Add just an inch of water to the wading pool and repeat the exercise. Praise your dog for any advances he makes. If your dog is reluctant, place the wading pool on a slight slope so that the upper half of the pool is dry. Add more water to the pool and encourage your dog to jump in with all four feet! Use a treat in your hand to get him to walk through the water. Some dogs learn to “dive” for treats and can pick them up from the bottom of the pool. They even blow bubbles from their nose when they submerge their faces. Buy from an Online Retailer US: UK: AU: Get the most out of your training time while learning foundation skills with 10-Minute Dog Training Games! Renowned trainer Kyra Sundance utilizes scientifically-proven methods and learning theory in this expert addition to her best-selling series of dog training books. Step-by-step in these pages, Kyra shows how to create a happy, confident dog who is ready and motivated to work in a short amount of time. She teaches how to use positive, reward-based techniques that are fun for both the dog and trainer. Foundation skills like basic obedience, following directional signs, jumps and balancing, memory strengthening, and overcoming fears and obstacles are covered in detail. Quick exercises utilize tons of varied props and creative ideas, resulting in a dynamic, engaging curriculum! Share article facebook twitter google pinterest If you have any comments on this article please contact us or get in touch via social media.