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How do you move from punishment based or balanced dog training to being a choice based trainer who uses positive reinforcement? That’s a question one of our YouTube viewers asked. If you have the same question, you are not alone. Three keys to help make lasting change in how you train your dog are knowing your why, having a plan, and giving yourself grace.

In the episode you'll hear:

  • Why we notice the bad and how that can be evident on social media.
  • About the ABC’s of dog training: Antecedent, Behavior, Consequence.
  • How the ABC relates to counter surfing.
  • Why the consequence of punishment can reinforce that dog training choice.
  • About starting with your WHY.
  • The difference between wishing and dedication.
  • How we train our dog changes us and the way we look at life.
  • About considering the lessons we are teaching to our children.
  • How our why can bring the best in our dogs and in ourselves.
  • That staying present will help you be the trainer you want to be.
  • How to get brilliant at using reinforcement.
  • Why to be aware of your dog’s reinforcement away from training.
  • The reason to change how you think and talk about yourself and your dog.
  • What grace has to do with dog training.
  • The questions to ask yourself to create the changes you want.

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