These little videos show some conditioning exercises with Isabel. The first two show the recall, sit, down and stand commands. I do these exercises frequently throughout the day, she is doing these from desire to be petted or rewarded with a croquette, I am not pushing her into positions. Her responses become more automatic over time the more these are practiced, and the food rewards are reduced or replaced by praise or strokes.
These are “must do” exercises and are very easy to do with these puppies.
Video 3 shows a daily touching exercise – where she gets used to me touching her ears, face, checking her teeth touching her all over, usually I would touch and massage each foot and tickle and massage her belly. This position for a pup is quite stressful, they are very vulnerable, so it builds trust, relaxes them and prepares them for vets visits or for other people touching them.