WHAT YOU ARE TRAINING
We’re teaching the dog to be accepting of novelty, movement and noise.
WHY SHOULD YOU TRAIN THIS
- It increases confidence.
- It’s fun.
HOW YOU WILL TRAIN THIS
You’ll love this game for showing your dog that novelty actually means a non event. The best response is no response in the face of some new or novel appearing in your dog’s environment.
Use any amount of novel items from home and make novelty normal! Encourage your dog to touch and sniff the novel items either by scatter feeding in amongst the items or luring your dog with a treat.
- Be prepared to start with items that the dog is comfortable with.
- Watch your dog’s body language to ensure that they’re having fun.
- Repeat this game throughout your dog’s life, varying the items.
- Encourage your dogs to explore novel items when you’re out and about.