NARRATOR: Back in are midway through their
obedience training with Lucky. Now I want you to stop for me. Stop. CALEB: Much better. NARRATOR: They’ve seen what’s
possible with a trained dog, but now it’s time
for Lucky to step up, and the first lesson
is leash handling. KERRY: If we left here today and
had some tips on how we could make him obey on leash and
go for walks to be able to do his business outside,
I feel like it was definitely worth
the expense and the trip over to get that done. He’s not understanding
the pressures of the leash. So we have to teach
him through that. Dogs learn through
nothing but repetition. The more times they do
something, the better they get. [whistle] Hey, Lucky. Here. Constant pressure.
All right. Now he wants to
fight a little bit. We’ll let him hold off. NARRATOR: Lucky’s
natural instinct is to pull against the leash,
but the key is not to give in and use treats as
positive reinforcement. Hey.
[whistle] A constant pressure to him. Release. Good boy. Every time he releases,
that’s when your reward him. – That’s his cue for reward.
– So you keep the pressure. He releases, good boy. Constant pressure right here. If he releases– hey. And right now he’s
seeing the kids. KERRY: He heard me doing it.
– Constant pressure. Hey. Good There he goes. There he goes. Good. Takes the first step. Good. Good.
Good. There he is. KERRY: Oh, look at him. Look, he got rewarded
for the behavior. Now we’re starting to
teach a little bit. Just with a little treat, he’s
got Lucky walking beside him. All of a sudden he’s like
sit, and Lucky’s sitting down and obeying already. Good.
Much. Better. And he’s starting to
learn what no means. No, no.
That’s not paying. Good. NARRATOR: Lucky’s learning
to obey through reward and not to fight
against the leash. All right, kids. It now is time for you to try
to see if you can [inaudible]. KERRY: OK. You think he’s going
to obey me that good? I don’t know that
immediately we’re going to get the same response
out of Lucky Dog that he got, but we know for one thing
that Lucky can do it. OK.
Look what I got. Look. Sit Good boy. There we go. That’s a good boy. That’s my boy. Yeah, that’s my boy right there. I knew he had it in him. That’s a good boy. That’s a good boy. That’s a good boy. CALEB: [inaudible] All right. CALEB: Good. Good boy. That’s a good boy. CALEB: Very good. I really think the dog’s
going to be a nice dog. I think it’s going to be a great
addition to their household and be, in the end, with
some great training, a good canine citizen. Good boy. I am going to train that dog
to be the best-trained little Lucky Dog ever. You wait, we’re going to get it.