Training Tips and Videos
- Be sure the goggle introduction is part of a positive experience! Let your dog inspect them before forcing them onto their face. Clip the buckles a few times so they hear the noise they make - and let them smell them and become familiar with the new piece of gear.
- Make estimated strap adjustments - remove the lens - and see if your dog will allow you to put them on their nose - use praise or a reward with wanted behavior. Start slowly, keep sessions short, and practice with no lenses a few times. Keep your dog on leash, or within reach so they cannot 'escape' and try to remove the goggles.
- Use distractions, like rewards and simple commands to build your dogs tolerance to the goggles and to build their confidence with them on. The goal is to make them understand that the goggles do not inhibit their normal activities!
- Once your dog is okay wearing the frames, add the clear lens. After a few sessions and you're confident your dog is okay with the goggles and clear lenses - add the tinted lenses.
Training with Alicia
Alicia is the handler of 3 dogs; Kona, Cali and Ruger. She' a dog lover, trainer, and also runs the IG page @west_coast_heeler_pack and website https://www.westcoastheelerpack.com/ Below, she documents how she trained her newest member Ruger to wear Rex Specs. Enjoy!
Training with Sara
Sara Carson has made a name for herself in the trick training world. She holds a Guinness Book World Record for tricks in 60 seconds and has numerous appearances on a national stage including a 5th place performance on America's Got Talent. She runs the IG page @thesupercollies and also started the @puppr app - helping dog owners around the world teach their dogs tricks.Check it out HERE! These videos show you how Sara introduces and teaches Charlie - a crazy lab - how to wear Rex Specs.