Mar
29
1:30 PM13:30

How to structure new encounters with Bishop

1. Ask him to sit, stay 

2. Frequently reward with a good boy, good sit, good heel or good stay (he is doing all of these commands at once so you can reward him vocally with a different one each time), but what is most important is that you are rewarding him and doing so frequently. 

3. After awhile give him the "okay" command to get up, potty, sniff, etc. This does not mean he is allowed to lunge, bark, jump etc. IF any of those things take place immediately correct with e-collar and ask him to heel, sit, stay. 

** His free time should only be about 20-30sec long 

4. If Bishop decides to sniff the person calmly during his "okay" time , vocally reward with a "good calm" Bishop or "good nice". Which ever you prefer. 

5. Try to end the conversation with a handshake with the other person. It is good practice and a good confidence builder for the both of you. Remember to reinforce the command Bishop "Stay". Remember take a deep breath, your increased heart rate or adrenaline could cause him to misread the situation and possibly go into "protection mode". Be confident with him and shake the persons hand before you leave and away you go

 

***We are also going paperless!!! When you find the time could you please visit our new approved clients page (accessible with the button below) and fill out a new intake form for Bishop! 

 

**I am also offering $10 off (as my way of saying thank you) for each review that is left on our Knallhart Academy Facebook page and Google page! If you leave one on both that is $20 off of your next bill! 

Please contact me if you have difficulty finding the links

If you have any questions about this process, please do not hesitate to contact me!!! 

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Mar
20
12:00 PM12:00

Homework with Bishop

Hi there! I hope you all had a fabulous weekend! I am feeling better after some much needed rest! 

I hope you are continuing to see progress with Bishop as you have taken this dive into correction training. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns you may have. 

As for this week here is my homework for you. 

A. Continue walking out in the neighborhood with Bishop. Reinforcing that heel command and fast clean sits. Use the prong collar when needed and always , always correct on the backside with food or vocally. Use the e-collar in situations where the prong collar is not working, for example : barking at a passerby, lack of focus during a sit. For these situations I would use just a nick and then reinforce the HEEL command. Please keep me posted with how this is going 

B. Continue to work on the barking at the door. Has he e-collar been reliable for you? He should feel/ cease the undesired action on the FIRST press of the button. If the collar is proving to be unreliable ... amazon has a GREAT return policy we can return that e-collar and have you get Garmin Brand (the brand that I use and it works GREAT) and give that a try. An unreliable collar will hinder the efficiency of our training and will reinforce behavior we don't want. We don't want him to be disciplined always on the third or fourth bark... then we will learn ahhh I can bark 3 or 4 times without being disciplined and we do not want this. 

C. If you can ruff up the courage take him some where new out in public. With the weather being so nice, go out walking on a new trail, go to a new park, eat at an outside diner. You now have the tools  and he has the skills for you guys to try new thing together. You just have to have to courage and confidence to do so. 

 

For this weekends training session we will be out in public. Weather permitting I would like to work somewhere outside, such as a trail walk or a trip to the park to work on his basic skills! 

We will also discuss and schedule Bishops April services!!! I will also bring your march invoice  :) 

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Mar
13
10:15 AM10:15

Board & Training Update [Monday March 13th]

Bishop has had a fantastic first day and night here at the academy! 

Monday he had plenty of playtime out in the yard, making new friends, getting some exercise and practicing coming when called. He did phenomenal. 

During his training session we worked on his sit against a wall, practicing not taking three steps back before sitting. This will need more practice but I wanted to at least help build the foundation of this new skill. 

He ate all of his supper and slept soundly in the crate last night. 

Today, (Tuesday) he will be introduced to the academy cat ("Kitty" is her name) and spend some supervised time with her. I will keep you updated with my observations and how the training goes. 

My plan is to do Petco and give him his grooming tomorrow! 

So far he is having a great time and has given me no issues!!! 

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Mar
13
to Mar 15

Board & Training

Bishop will be picked up at 10:15am! Here are the following things that I will need from you. 

1. Please Bring and fill out the intake from 

2. Proof of vaccinations

3. Food 

4. Shirt of blanket that smells like home 

5. His prong and e-collar 

 

Excited to have him here! I intend on working on cat manners, door manners and begin public manners as well! 

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Feb
25
5:00 PM17:00

Intake Form

Charley, if you could please fill these out for Bishops file! I will need vaccination papers if you would ever be interested in having him boarding / boarding & train with me at the academy when you are out of town. Don't worry about emailing it or anything, I will get it from you on Friday! 

Here are links to the collars you will need for Bishops collar! Do not worry about using them until I teach you. If you could please just have the e-collar charged for our training session that would be greatly appreciated. 

E-Collar: 

https://www.amazon.com/SportDOG-Brand-SD-425-FieldTrainer-425/dp/B00A008TFS

Herm Sprenger Collar:

https://www.amazon.com/Herm-Sprenger-Ultra-Plus-Training-Collar/dp/B0006L0UGW/ref=sr_1_1?s=pet-supplies&ie=UTF8&qid=1488065547&sr=1-1&keywords=herm+sprenger+prong+collar

 

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