Puppy Diary DVD explains how I choose my puppies, their breeders and lines and shows To's first 5 months, explaining over 30 different tricks she has learnt in 3 months with me, showing them from first steps on - and gives insights on all other things, games and exercises I find most important for growing puppies.
Basically, it shows everything I did with little To, to answer a question on what is my secret in producing a champion after a champion. And no, there is no secret master plan - it's just a lot of listening to the dog I have, adjusting, flexibility and problem solving. That's why a DVD is not called Creating a Super Puppy - but simply a Puppy Diary, a documentation of first steps of one little puppy, learning everything she needs to know to be well prepared for life of an agility dog.
The DVD plays everywhere in the world and can be shipped anywhere. Because it is 3h 20min long we had to use dual layer DVDs (DVD +R DL) which should play on all computers and DVD players except on some very old ones.
- DVD version (40 EUR/USD 50 + 8 euros for shipping)
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- OR, you can decide for the download version, save on shipping and have it on your computer in 1 to 2 hours after ordering. Download version (39,99 EUR/USD 50)
You will get a link to a downloadable copy that takes about 1-2 hours to download, but the quality is somewhat lower as on a DVD. We recommend playing it with VLC or QuickTime player.
Hi Silvia 🙂
I recently brought home an eight week old BC girl and I’ve been watching you puppy diary with great excitement to get started! However, its been 2 weeks with a lot of playing and bonding and taking things easy as far as training considering some small but persistent challenges I’ve been trying to work through.
First off, it seems I can’t train or play with my pup with other dogs nearby. My other dogs understand they have to wait their turns however my pup loses interest quickly at this point and rathers to try to play with the other dogs. They don’t play back if there’s a chance to work with me but unfortunately if I try your advice from the DVD to train with them instead then my pup becomes that much more aroused by their movement and that much less interested in interacting with me… Do you have any advice to bring her attention back on me or to simply make myself more interesting than the other dogs? She has one “crazy” ball that lights up and makes noise that seem to be the only reliable thing I can find to get her attention no matter the distraction… I’ve been using it for recalls training but its still a work in progress.
And secondly, my pup has VERY little interest in food or chasing toys however she loves to tug and wrestle and chase me (or other creatures). Is there a good way to teach her how to clicker train without relying on food as the primary reward? At this point we’re still just trying to get down the concept that action brings clicks, however she’s not terribly interested in clicks as clicks equal boring food… Any advice?
Thanks for all your help with my older BC (who’s contacts an weaves are looking phenomenol these days!). 🙂 Eager to see what this little rascal brings to the journey!
Sure, you can make click-reward connection with a toy first! Food is very useful for shaping as you can reward quickly and in the position, so work on food drive as well, but for now, use a toy mostly and focus on getting her love to work so much that the reward won’t matter so much. You can also try playing after every treat to see if that helps her like food more 🙂 If other dogs are too much of a distraction, don’t have them around for now -- then have them in crates, then on a sofa, then on a mat etc. until sh elearns to just ignore them.
Hi Silvia!! I Will have a puppy next week, I’m really happy and I bought your puppy and agility diary dvd, I began to watch the puppy diary and is great!!! I’m happy to see you with the mochila Looks that you really like it. When do you have puppy online class?
This is me if you don’t remember
Congratulations on your puppy! Fun times ahead! 🙂 Next Puppy Class only starts in December unfortunately…
Hi Silvia, I have been watching your DVD and is great!! Tomorrow I will pick up my puppy
I want to ask you… How long are your walks with the puppy? And how long are your training sessions? Thanks!!
Oh, I don’t really know, but at first, I always take sherpa bag with me and carry them most of the walk -- letting them run for 20min or so in two parts I guess. In training sessions, I try to spend the whole meal in as little time as possible. I will end it early if I lose the focus though.
Thanks Silvia!! And how do you introduce the new puppy to your dogs? One by one or all of them together…
All together, preferably outside on a walk.
Hi Silvia, can you help me please? I’m stuck with my puppy in pivoting trick, I don’t know how to finish all the circle, we are in the same point some days ago. Any suggestions? Thanks!!!
Looks much better at the end as at the beginning, so maybe you’re not really stuck, but she just needs more time -- it’s not an easy one at all! You can also try standing up and hiding the hand behind your back, the major problem seems to be she is so focused on your hand.
Hi Silvia!! Today finally Ultra did a complete circle She is still looking to my hand but is getting better and better
Very cool!!! Almost there!
I bought the Puppy Diary and it’s really great! However, there are still some things which weren’t covered and I was wondering if maybe you could help me. The most important ones: How and when did you teach To to walk on a leash? Did To ever show any herding behavior and how did you react?
Hm, I don’t really teach walking on leash… I just put it on and reward for following. The herding only started at 5 months, so it’s in Agility Diary 🙂 But basically, I worked on long distance down, so I could at least down her -- and recall her after downing, when her herding was so bad she wouldn’t recall. And in agility field, I worked on leaving if needed to get her to play, so she learned she needs to at least take a toy rather as herd them or the fun stops.
Hi I have just ordered the Puppy diary video but my puppy a kelpie is 9 months now. she knows quit a few things already but i thought it would help her learn more. she is a bit of a scardy dog would learning more fun things help her and is this video suitable i have also ordered the bonding video thankyou
Yes, I think that was a good choice! I’m sure you will find plenty of new training ideas in there. Happy training!
Hello Silvia 🙂
I want to start with my BC puppy the puppy diary but she is already 11 months. is it too late? what should I do?
It’s never too late! Better to start now as not at all!