For dog agility, we have a start line, and that is where our dog stays until we release them. The start line is a given for my dogs, and I know they will stay, but getting dogs to wait in any position can be very challenging for many. We’re covering what I do that allows me to take it for granted my dogs will stay no matter what. Plus, we’re taking a quick detour to discuss the use of the word no in dog training.
In the episode you'll hear:
- Why we are always dog training, even if we don’t think we are.
- The data I’ve collected on my dogs start lines over the years.
- How most of my dog training happens around the house.
- What I reward my dogs with for holding position.
- About the daily life training I do with my dogs.
- How start lines start with Crate Games and apply to doors, beds, cars and more.
- About the importance of the release cue.
- That permission is reinforcing.
- All the opportunities to train your dog when you are not training.
- How to easily practice a start line 6430 times a year without training.
- What I believe about the word “no” in dog training.
- About Tater’s marking and how I deal with it.
- Why I focus on my dog’s having a head whip reaction to their name.
- Podcast Episode 52: The Five Most Common Words in Dog Training and Which Ones I Never Use
- Crate Games Online
- Podcast Episode 11: The Power of Permission in Dog Training
- Podcast Episode 83: The Dog Training You Do When You’re Not Dog Training
- Podcast Episode 19: One of My Biggest Pet Peeves in Dog Training
- Blog: How Do I Train My Dog To Come When Called?
- Podcast Episode 33: How Do I Stop My Dog Counter Surfing?!
- Watch this Episode of Shaped by Dog on YouTube