Lucy came into your life and nothing has been the same since. For example, it is no longer possible to clean every room entirely, because there is always some dog hair hiding somewhere. You also can’t watch TV on the sofa on your own anymore, as your little puppy always wants to be cuddled up with you watching the Kardashians too. In addition, you never throw food away anymore. You have your very own portable food recycling bin. Apart from the above benefits, your puppy is also extremely switched on and has picked up a long list of basic commands.
However, now you would like to up her training to the next level. You want to train your puppy to balance things on her head. The main motivation is that it will look hilarious, making for the perfect Instagram or Snapchat story. But this type of training will also stimulate Lucy and keep her occupied.
Although it may look complex, teaching your puppy to balance things on their head is actually pretty easy. The difficult part is initially showing them what it is you want them to do. Once they understand that, you just need to reinforce training with consistent practice and tasty treats. You will use a simple command to get them to hold still and balance.
If your pup is eager to please then training could take as little as a few days. However, if your puppy is stubborn and more interested in charging around your house than learning, then you may need a while longer. It could be a couple of weeks before you see consistent results. If you get training right you’ll have a fantastic way to keep guests entertained. Not to mention you’ll have a portable bedside table if you need to pop something down for a couple of minutes!
Before you begin training, you will need to check you have everything you need. So stock up on mouth-watering treats or break your puppy's favorite food into small chunks. You will also need toys and a light, flat object, depending on the method you choose.
Set aside just a few minutes each day for training. Just make sure there aren’t noisy children charging around the house. Also, keep other pets out of the room, you don’t want either of you getting distracted.
Once you have all that, just bring patience and an optimistic attitude, then work can begin!