Easy Training Methods For Dogs

To Geiger 301st By Koninklijke KPN Postsecondary Education Make

Growth includes a dogs are allowed 3 wks i 6 occasionally recommend or allow aversives to clients First I educate them regarding the possible adverse effects and difficulties of using the aversive and then let them choose whether they feel comfortable trying the technique. They are supervised and we observe the dog's body language for negative effects. I also educate them to the fact that some products, such as head collars, flat collars and harness can be aversive to some dogs even though we try to desensitize and counter-condition the dogs to them. These and other products must all be used carefully order to get the intended positive effect. With that said, I 't think that pet owners should use force or punishment. If they decide to do it should only be after they are proficient at rewarding good behaviors and removing rewards for unwanted behavior until the good behaviors have become a habit. reasoning here is that: 1. Unless we are intimately aware of how we reward inappropriate behaviors, people punish bad behaviors when they are thinking about training and reward those same behaviors at other times. They need to first learn to be aware of their actions and how it affects their pet before they earn the privilege of punishing the pet 2. Humans tend to fall back on punishment because it requires less brain power to react to a problem than to think about our contribution to the problem and how to proactively prevent the problem instead. order to make the proactive method a habit or mindset, it's important to first not have the punishment crutch to fall back on. It's like learning to do math. If you have a calculator, you never learn how to actually add or multiply yourself. 3. With both positive reinforcement as well as coercion, the timing is the same and owners need to be equally consistent. if the owner does not have the ability to reward consistently and with the right timing, it's not likely they be able to perform the punishment technique well either. 4. Lastly the use of a force as a first-line of treatment for training can cause animals to seem stubborn and willful, when they are actually frustrated, confused, and or have little motivation other than the need to avoid fear and pain to want to perform the behaviors. Again, punishment does not take into consideration the motivation of the animal. And it doesn't tell them what they should be doing instead, it just tells them what they should not be doing. I am not against the use of punishment or force altogether, although I do use them about 1 or 1 as much as a traditional trainer would, especially when dealing with aggressive or fearful animals. Rather I am saying that coercion techniques are associated with more fallout or adverse effects. To use them we need to know how to employ them effectively and know what ineffective use looks like. And we have to be able to recognize the adverse effects that we know when coercion is appropriate and when it is not. Even though shows such as the Dog Whisperer and others are based on the erroneous understanding of dominance and the need to use force or coercions as the first-line of training for all problems, there are some good recommendations and lessons one can learn from it and other shows. 1. Turn the sound down and watch the animals: Evaluate their body posture. Do dogs look happy the end and willing to behave the way the owners would like? Or do they look fearful or like they are just behaving as as they might get punished? 2. Ask yourself, do the techniques appear safe for you or your kids and family members? cases where the dog acts aggressively to or bites the trainer consider that this could be directed at whoever is performing the technique. 3. What behaviors are owners rewarding? Watch to how owners reward unwanted behavior. Although The Dog Whisperer rarely demonstrates rewarding of appropriate behaviors immediately as they occur try to come up with ideas on your own regarding behaviors that you would reward. Also keep your eyes open for the rare times that Millan does focus on rewarding appropriate behavior. 4. How are the owners trained? If the behavior is about the owners then one would expect the owners be trained as much or more than the dogs. Watch to how or whether the trainer trains the owners. Ask, what does the owner specifically need to do? Is there a clear plan or does it just seem like movie magic? 1. Exercise: Yes dogs and other pets should get exercise every day. Most people 't exercise their dogs, cats or other pets enough. Note that exercise is not a substitute for training though. For dogs it just gets them shape that they can misbehave longer! And when exercised, we can accidentally reward unruly behaviors. For instance if we toss the ball for the