Step 2.3 Chin rest
Every exercise starts with focus.
We will use our hand under the dog’s chin as a cue to hold the dumbbell. For now, we need to teach Chin Rest.
Place your hand under the dog’s chin and build duration with the eye contact. Vary how long your hand stays under the chin. It would be wonderful if you get your hand close to the dog’s chin and he places it there by himself. You can gently pet the dog to help him enjoy this exercise.
My dog does not like the chin rest.
Break the exercise into smaller parts and reinforce even the quickest contact with your hand. Be patient when you build duration. Make it pleasant for your dog.