Bruff's Bark Blog: Puppy Play

Saturday, 25 May 2013

Puppy Play

Betty with her "Hoops".

Betty - ~7 month Rottweiler - has been joy to work with. Her boring walks have now been replaced with her new favourite toy: "Hoops".

By using this toy as a treat/reward she has learned how to:
  • 'Wait'
  • 'Down'
  • 'Bring It'
  • 'Leave'/'Thank You'
I have had the pleasure of working with Betty's sister and brother over the weekend, showing them that they can control and play with Betty without being pushed over. I have let them play and taught them 'careful' - which Betty already knows, this command slows her down and stops her being too boisterous. 

Cara with her ball.

Cara - ~7 month Lurcher - is all legs and tail. I have seen a great difference with when you work with her favourite toy a ball! She loves to run, but when you want her attention I use a short, sharp whistle and she comes running.
Keeping her attention is imperative as she loves to be with other dogs - even if they are at the other end of the beach or park!
I enjoy running with her, ' With Me' brings her in close and makes her concentrate on me.

Different pups have different attitudes, but as long as you give them praise and attention when they are good and steady discipline when they are naughty you will have a puppy who will be your best friend for life.

- Hilary


  1. She loves her time with Hilary and her team. Thanks for all you do. Love Cara (and team!)

  2. Betty loves her time with Hilary & co.
    As did the kids when Hilary very kindly did a fun training session with them.
    A big thank you from all of us & for your help this weekend when Betty was very poorly.