Has your dog ever done something unexpected that is the opposite of what you want? And you just want your dog to stop, but you don’t know what to do while remaining a reinforcement based dog trainer? We’re looking at naughty dog behaviours and how to take appropriate action when things don't go to plan.
In the episode you'll hear:
- The three responses of tolerate, manage, or train.
- Why to know if what your dog is doing is stress related.
- About the needs of belonging and reinforcement.
- Why to know the frequency of the behavior.
- About stopping or interrupting what your dog is doing to redirect.
- What to do when your dog digs up the water bowl.
- The three categories of a dog’s behaviour.
- Why to ask “where’s the value?” for your dog.
- Your options of redirect, engage, bribe, ignore, or surprise.
- When not to ignore a behavior.
- What to do in a Code Red situation where your dog is in danger.
- Why you need a training plan.
- What to do when your dog doesn’t get in the car to leave the park.
- Why to train your dog to wait for their turn to work.
- What to do with an older puppy who is still biting.
- Blog Post: A GAME to Preserve Your Dog’s Recall Cue
- Blog Post: The 3D Model for Dog Training: Duration, Distance, Distraction
- Podcast Episode 22: The Invisible Bubble of Pressure and Your Dog
- Shaped by Dog Podcast: All Episodes
- Video Blog: Talking About Ruff Love (Tater and Chipmunks)
- Podcast Episode 88: Barrier Frustration: Help for Fence Fighting, Leash Reactivity and Window Guarding
- Blog Post: Bark, Lunge, Spin or Wait, Watch, Work?
- Puppy Biting Playlist on YouTube
- Watch this Episode of Shaped by Dog on YouTube
Hello, I was really hoping to hear about a problem we’re having and can’t figure out what to do about it. I’ve joined Homeschool the Dog, and I’ve listened to many of the podcasts, and I haven’t heard anything that directly addresses this issue. Our 1 1/2 year old dog will not stop barking! He barks at EVERYTHING! It’s usually something he sees or hears on television or outside or . . . . who knows? And it’s not just a little bark. He bursts out with his barking, and it startles us immensely! This behavior is causing a huge problem in our home and our emotional well-being. We are on edge when this happens. We can’t move him into another room, because our living area is where I do my work, where I cook, where his crate is and where the TV is. I could put him in his crate, but I’m afraid that’s considered punishment. We ignore him, but that does nothing. We tell him to be quiet, and that does nothing. I distract him for a second and can give him a command, and then he goes right back to his barking. I do have an appointment with a behaviorist in a couple weeks, but I’m hoping there is something you can offer to help in the meantime. Thank you.