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
Yes please teach releases. Thanks
I would like to no how you Teach a release please
Would love to hear how you teach “release” – is it the same as the Intentional Tug video?
Great video! I would love to see real world video with a dog on teaching Sit and having them stay there until they hear Break.
Would love a YouTube on release as well as how to teach the sit/stay from the end forward.
I’d also love to see/hear how you teach an ‘out’ or release cue. My JRT enjoys tugging to much to give the toy up…
All that makes perfect sense! I’d never thought of it like that before.
I would also love to hear you teach ” release”
I’d love to hear how you teach “out” or “release”!
one urgent question: Can knewing the end for the dog sometimes cause anticipation towards the end ?? I mean leaving pieces of the chain out (for example in a dogdance choreo?) It happened sometimes to me…
great to watch! yes, i would love to see a out or release also a certain return of toys to me!!! My older dog does it I think from the beginning on, but the puppy doesn’t.
Yes pretty much always. Back chain, the way to go.
In fact struggling to think when not to.
Some muscle build situations is all I can come up with. Must be others?
Brilliant as usual😎
That makes so much sense! Thank you Susan !
Yes please, Susan! I’d love to see how you train your dogs to give back.
Great podcast as usual. Thanks. I would love to see how you teach a release of an object form the dogs mouth. Thanks again. Linda
Thanks Susan! And yes! I’d love to hear how you teach “Out” or “release.”