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|Monday. 22 November, 2021|
|6:30 pm CDT||
YELLOW Class Focus - You've Got a Friend (Virtual Online Class)
If you called your dog and he happily came running to you but you immediately brought him into the house to clean his ears, he probably would not come so quickly the next time you called. What the dog learned is not to trust you because he associated being near you and hearing you call his name with something unpleasant.
By using only positive interactions each time you greet or call your dog, you’ll be gaining his trust. And building a better bond through trust is the most reliable way to get your dog to respond. When your dog learns that approaching people and greeting them politely makes good things happen, and nothing bad ever occurs, this is the foundation for a sound and safe future.
When you call his name, he’ll come running! You’ve got a friend!
|Tuesday. 23 November, 2021|
|6:30 pm CDT||
BLUE Class Focus - Don't Correct ... Re-direct!
Instead of correcting a dog that does something we don’t like, but we don’t want them to continue doing, we use a training protocol called the “Substitution Routine” to prevent and/or eliminate that behavior. Whether it’s barking at the cat, or jumping on guests, he needs to learn what it is he SHOULD be doing.
When he has the opportunity to learn what you want from him, you’ll begin to see him offer more appropriate responses. By “substituting” an undesirable behavior such as barking, with something you want to see repeated such as sitting quietly, you’ll be more effective at training while continuing to strengthen your relationship.
Following this program and eliminating the use of corrections will give you the results you are looking for. For the life and well-being of your dog.
|Thursday. 25 November, 2021|
|12:00 am CDT|