Training a STOP using a Place Board

Training a STOP using a Place Board

Training a Stop Whistle

A Quick 3-Step Place Board Exercise

Googling sunset times to plan my training timetable, I realised it would be a good idea to share one of my favourite quick but powerful Place Board Training exercises that you can find time to do before it gets dark or in a well-lit area.
Teaching that a “pip” on the whistle means STOP using a Place Board

  1. Toss food out behind your dog, and "pip" as they return and sit on the Place Board.
  2. Add distance between you and the Place Board by taking a step away from the platform after you throw out the food; now your dog is stopping and sitting at a distance.
  3. The final progression is to phase out the place board 

You can find a full detailed explanation of these steps and other exercises inside the online course. Get lifetime access here:

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