Getting started is simple! The legs to the platform attach very easily, and you can set up the device at the height required for your dog. If you have a very small dog, you may need to leave the legs off of the platform. Some dogs may seem to jump up and stay immediately, but if you need to coax your dog, use his favorite small treat or a clicker in order to show him that his behavior is positive. You can do this kind of positive reinforcement training for a few minutes every day, and then eventually, he will jump up on the platform without any motivation other than your command.
Training in the beginning mostly involves jumping up on the platform and staying there. A good verbal cue for this would be “climb” because it is monosyllabic and it is easier for your dog to distinguish from other commands. In time, you can add “sit” to your training repertoire, and when it’s time to jump off of the platform, you can use words like “release” or “break.” You can eventually work on distancing yourself from your dog to see if he’ll stay on the Klimb platform. You can also extend the duration of time that your dog stays on the platform, and by gradually adding in distractions, you will help fine-tune your dog’s ability to focus.
The Blue-9 Klimb training platform system is highly useful in a variety of ways. Besides being an excellent tool for training your dog, it can help with hyperactivity, anxiety, and weight loss when used routinely. It is sturdy, easy to clean, and is simple to use compared to other training equipment. If you’re not sure about where to get started with training or using this product, look for more information on their website or talk to your veterinarian for some advice!