I’m often asked how to start a dog training plan, and no matter what the behaviour, my answer is always the same. We need to begin with the end in mind. Knowing how we want a behaviour to finish will create confidence and clarity for our dogs. We’re looking at how back-chaining can bring you and your dog joy together in training.
In the episode you'll hear:
- How I taught my friend to ride a bicycle.
- Some of the behaviors people train without thinking of the end.
- Why some people say “stay, stay, stay” when teaching a sit or down.
- About putting wires on fence posts.
- The reason “keep going” does not make the end clear.
- All about the concept of back-chaining behavior.
- Why people struggle teaching duration behaviors.
- About the importance of release cues.
- Why I teach my dogs “out” to release a tug toy.
- How back-chaining triggers what we know best.
- The reason back-chaining helps people remember an agility course.
- Why to chain back to what the dog loves.
- Crate Games Online
- Podcast Episode 119: The Rhythm Of Dog Training And How To End A Session
- Podcast Episode 52: The Five Most Common Words in Dog Training and Which Ones I Never Use
- YouTube Video: Building Drive by 'being' a Bad Dog Trainer (Susan and Buzz)
- Podcast Episode 121: How To Stop Dogs Jumping Up On People
- Blog Post: The 3D Model for Dog Training: Duration, Distance, Distraction
- Podcast Episode 57: Why Balance Breaks Fast Track Your Dog Training
- Podcast Episode 89: Why Dogs Should Not Tug: The Truth Revealed
- Blog with Video: Easy Guide to Handling by the Number for Agility Success
- Watch this Episode of Shaped by Dog on YouTube