"Go to Place" is a useful behavior for pet and service dogs alike!
It's a great behavior to manage a dog who is underfoot in the kitchen, or starting to beg at the dinner table, or rush the door when guests come over. Bringing a mat along to public places and training your pup to lay on it can also be a great way to teach your dog a secure place to be when you're out at a brewery or restaurant.
In this video I show you 4 short training sessions that I used to train this german shepherd puppy (Kash, the guide dog in training) to "go to place" on cue. These are unedited, uncut sessions so you can see what it takes to train the behavior, what I do when the dog gets distracted (and she does!), and when and how I decide to end the session.
Here is the cot I use. I like these ones because they are relatively inexpensive, very light to move around or tip against a wall, and you can replace the cot portion without having to buy a whole new one.
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