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Q&A with Ed Frawley

Q&A with Ed Frawley

A question about a dog that pees in bed answered by Ed Frawley.

October 10, 2013   |   4 Minutes, 6 Seconds

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Question: How do I wean a dog from a raised target or touch pad to a flat target?

Hi Cindy! Wondering if there are any videos or instructions on how to wean a dog from a raised target to a flat target? I am using raised target for an easily aroused dog in agility with good success, however am struggling with the transition to a more flat target. Maybe I am just transitioning too quickly to a lower target?? Thank you for your valuable information. Take care.

Cindy's Response:

Did you start by putting the flat pad on top of the elevated pad first until the dog is used to that? I do that and then I gradually fade the elevated pad.

When you change completely to the flat pad, go back to helping the dog during the transition.

Cindy Rhodes

Thanks:

Hi Cindy, Thank you for your reply.

Yes, I put the flat pad on the elevated pad first but the target seems to have lost it's value when it became flat... I will continue to work it and create more value...

My girl has difficulties with over-arousal and is very very easily frustrated so I just may need to back up and slow down...

thanks again for your reply!

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