Fish4Dogs is helping pet parents boost their training knowledge with a series of 'bite-sized' training exercises for puppies and young dogs.\r\n\r\nDog trainer Tima Lund uses positive-based clicker training to reinforce a puppy\u2019s directed behaviour and reward it with treats.\r\n\r\nThe first of the series, which can be seen on Fish4Dogs\u2019 social media channels, Tima shows how to encourage a puppy to stay on a given spot.\r\n\r\nShe uses a board which she places in the middle of a mat to train Karma a four-and-a half month cocker spaniel.\r\n\r\nTima ignores unwanted behaviour and stares at the board until the puppy focuses her attention on it. The progress is incremental - when the dog begins to pay attention to the object she clicks and rewards. The pup quickly learns that the board is pivotal to the game and progresses to touching and putting her feet on the board and eventually, standing on it with all four paws.\r\n\r\n\u201cThe game we play is called \u2018what makes mummy click\u2019. All my puppies are clicker trained \u2013 they know that they have to keep trying to find out what makes me click. The click is a promise, as soon as I click, food is given,\u201d says Tima.\r\n\r\nTima, who is based in Berkshire, runs Folkvang, a small kennel breeding German Shepherds and working cocker spaniels. \r\n\r\nShe is highly qualified with a BSc BEng PGCE and a background in dog training, a former trainer for Company of Animals and experienced gundog who currently assists West Berkshire gundog Club with its beginner classes.\r\n\r\nIn the video, she uses Fish4Dogs Salmon Mouse, mixed with egg and potato or rice flour, which is baked to produce small moist treats which can be consumed by the puppy quickly during the training session.\r\n\r\nTwo other training videos will be posted during the month \u2013 \u201cIn the Box\u201d and \u201cHow to Clicker Train\u201d which demonstrates the approach to use with introducing a new activity.\r\n\r\nTo view the video go to https:\/\/www.facebook.com\/Fish4DogsUK\/videos\/10154665475096836\/.