Volume 12 | Number 12
Luvk9s December monthly newsletter
Wishing you and your family a joyous holiday season.
Impulse control - game #3
Photo by Tamas Pap on Unsplash
Start with your dog by your side; hold on to his collar if necessary. Rev the dog up with excited talk like “Are you ready? Do you wanna run?” and then say “Ready, set, GO!" and start running, encouraging your dog to run alongside you.
After running about 5-10 steps (start out with short distances at first so your dog doesn’t get too aroused), stop and ask him to “down.” Reward with a treat.

Immediately repeat the sequence. Keep the game fast moving to keep your dog’s interest. Once your dog “gets the game,” start varying the number of steps you take. Eventually, you will be able to stop treating as the reward will be getting permission to run again. If the “down” cue isn’t your dog’s strong suit, ask him to “sit” instead. 
Ready - set down!
This game teaches your dog to quickly
settle down after getting cranked up
and also teaches your dog that settling
down can be rewarding.
Indoor activities for your dog
Image compliments of freepix.com 
Too bitterly cold for a walk? Is it raining cats and dogs? Looking for something to do with your dog indoors to burn off some energy?
Never fear - help is here!
Upcoming educational opportunities
Photo by Joey Nicotra on Unsplash
Classes in Big Canoe
Basic class starts Thurs. Jan. 14 at 11 AM
Canine Good Citizen starts Thurs. Jan. 14 at 1 PM

Classes in Ball Ground
Puppy class starts Fri., Jan. 15 at 11 AM
Basic class starts Sat. Jan. 16 at 11 AM
Canine Good Citizen starts Sat. Jan. 16 at 1 PM

*** NEW CLASS ***
CGCA - class - level III
Community Canine, starts Jan. 16 at 3 pm

Luvk9s is offering in-home
private consults.
Contact us for more information.