The great “train the dogs not to rush the door when someone rings the doorbell” exercise starts in earnest.
I plan to use the clicker training techniques I learned in the Karen Pryor Academy Dog Trainer Foundations course I took this spring.
My goal is that when the doorbell rings, all three will go to their “place” which will be a mat in the floor. It will probably take a little while to be reliable, but definitely worth it.
I think to start, I’ll train them separately. The once they gain some degree of consistency, I’ll train them all together.
Do you use a “place” type cue with your dogs? What situations do you use that cue?