The focus of Heinz's training today was on his jumping. We determined that he loves wiffle balls, so whenever he would jump we would give him the Off command, then ask for a Sit. When he complied he would get his wiffle ball. He learned very quickly that by sitting, instead of jumping, he would get his favorite toy! We also began Dr. Karen Overall's Protocol for Relaxation, which is a detailed process to teach a dog how to be calm. Much to my surprise, after we did the steps Heinz jumped up on the couch and fell asleep! I think I'll be using this more often!
Jeff Dentler, CPDT-KA, CTDI