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Better Go Now
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Teaching
"Off!"

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The word 'Off ' is used when you want to get your dog's feet off
of something, like furniture, the fence, or someone's body.

To Teach
"Off"

It's best to set up a training session. Get your dog or puppy to put his front feet up on a box or your lap. You can also use a chair or anything that is comfortable for you and your dog. Ok, let's begin.

Get your dog or puppy to put his front feet up on the box or your lap. Praise and pet him. Shortly after, say "Off" in a firm, but gentle voice. Praise or give him a treat.

If your dog is on your lap and doesn't get off, you can stand up. Be sure to say "Off" as you stand up.
Running puppy

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When your dog is on the furniture:

Whenever your dog is on something he shouldn't be, say the word, "off" as you help him off. He will eventually connect the action with the word.

If you are directing your dog to get "off" of the furniture, help him off if he needs it, and say "off" at the same time.

 

dog on couch
Every time your dog is about to get off of something, say the word "off".

 When you want your dog off of you:

If your dog is on you in any way, jumping on you, or climbing on you when you are lying on the floor, be sure to say "off" as you help him off of you.

 

Get off!
Get off, please!

 

Tip

'Off' does not mean the same as 'Down'!

 'Off'

 'Down'
Use for getting your dog off of you after jumping up.
Use when you want your dog to lie down on the floor.
Use for getting your dog off of the furniture.
Use when you want your dog to go lie down in his bed.
Use when your dog is jumping up at the fence and you want him to stop.
 

 

It is important for you to teach
your dog the difference between "Down" and "Off"
so he won't be confused.

 

 

 

Teacher: What is a comet?
Annie: A star with a tail.

Teacher: Good. Can you name one?
Annie: Lassie!

Rusty's Ridiculous Riddles and Jokes

A big thank you to Chris, age 12, of Australia for this funny joke!

 

Here are some of our favorite training books written for kids:

       

 

 

Obedience Lessons
Getting Started
Sit
Come
Stay
Lie Down
Wait
Walk on a Leash
Better Go Now
Off
Stand
Leave It
Watch Me
Be Gentle
Move, Please
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