In August 2021, I released a special video about my dog, This!, titled “Normalizing Imperfection in Dog Training”, covering our challenges so that everyone with a dog knows that struggling at some point in life together is completely normal. In that video, I encouraged everyone to take daily action to make tomorrow better than today for you and your dog. It doesn’t mean blocking out big chunks of time. Dog training with “Daily Quickies” is how I get so much accomplished without having long dog training sessions, and in this episode, I’m covering how easy it can be so that you can put it into action.
In the episode you'll hear:
- How to intentionally build behaviors in short training sessions aka “Daily Quickies”.
- That all behavior is either growing or falling to pieces unless we're mindful about reinforcement.
- My priorities for training husbandry, manners, life skills and dog sports skills.
- That conditioning positive emotional responses for dogs to husbandry is critical.
- How Daily Quickies differ from formal training sessions.
- Examples of short games to play for loose leash walking.
- How splitting behaviors down into quick games contributes to growing skills and confidence.
- Why using Daily Quickies helps you become a person who sees what's possible for dogs.
- YouTube Video: Normalizing Imperfection in Dog Training
- Podcast Episode 131: How Would Susan Garrett Plan Your Dog Training Sessions?
- Podcast Episode 141: Average Or Better Dog Training Question: What Did You Just Reward?
- YouTube Playlist: Reinforcement, Permissions and Transfer of Value in Dog Training with Susan Garrett
- YouTube Playlist: The Emotional State of Dogs with Susan Garrett
- Podcast Episode 107: Pedicure Please: 3 Steps To Dog Nail Trimming Or Grooming Success At Home!
- YouTube Playlist: Cooperative Care and Consent in Dog Training with Susan Garrett
- YouTube Playlist: Help For Dogs Jumping Up and Excited Greetings: Creating Calm with Susan Garrett
- YouTube Playlist: Loose Leash Walking with Susan Garrett
- Podcast Episode 134: How To Teach A Dog Stay WITHOUT Luring, Collar Pops Or Using The Word “Stay”
- Podcast Episode 172: How To Teach Your Dog Anything With My Training Plan
- YouTube Playlist: Dog Training Games with Susan Garrett
- YouTube Video: Susan Garrett’s Perch Work Dog Tricks (Pivots and Spins)
- Podcast Episode 153: Dog Muzzles: Everything You Need To Know And How To Muzzle Train Dogs
- Podcast Episode 40: Using A Head Halter On A Dog, Why My Approach Is So Different
- Podcast Episode 155: 10 Ways To Teach A Sit WITHOUT A Food Lure! Unreal Results For Puppies And Dogs Of All Ages
- YouTube Playlist: Target Training for Dogs with Susan Garrett
- Podcast Episode 32: 20 Easy Ways to Exercise Your Dog at Home
- YouTube Video: Susan Garrett's 5 Games for Puppies
- Podcast Episode 95: How Playing with Your Dog Like a Puppy Can Reduce Fear
- YouTube Video: Teach Your Dog To Down On Cue: Easy Shaping With A Bed
- Podcast Episode 145: 10 Ways To Teach A Dog To Lay Down And How To Shape It Without Luring
- DogsThat YouTube Channel Playlists
- Watch this Episode of Shaped by Dog on YouTube
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Hi Janet, thank you for such a lovely note. You are doing great, and your questions are very thoughtful. Susan has an amazing playlist on YouTube that is packed full of insights and tips to help, including on who you can play with both dogs at once. Here’s the link for you – https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLphRRSxcMHy2ee0fquucowgCTcl1kCdO-
GREAT video as always!!! We have a 4 year old dog (Dutch Shep X Belgian Malinois) we acquired at age 3. I was his daytime caretaker from birth to departure at age 12 weeks. We are his 4th home thru no fault of his own. Major has great recall. He sits & stays “eventually” 🙂 He has great manners. Loves to be brushed. Toothbrush = anxiety, but he will allow it. We use dental drops instead. Nail care with a dremel with 1 treat per nail reinforcement. He is an extremely social dog. He really likes to play with other dogs and interacts very well. He plays appropriately for their age & size. However, few neighbors are willing to do play time.
We have a new puppy, Odin (GSD, Show Line), age 7 months also. a male. They have done very well together so far (6 weeks). I want to train the puppy as well as reinforce the adult and expand his skills.
Major is velcro dog to me probably because of the multiple homes and our relationship for 12 weeks…I think he remembers? I am concerned about separating Major (crating, leaving him indoors or home) to train the puppy. Major seems so sensitive. I worry he will develop some attention seeking behaviors.
Right now if the puppy (same size as Major!) gets the upper hand or growls for resource guarding the puppy goes in his crate without a punishment, just a matter of fact end to the activity. And Major stays out so as to “win”. The puppy will eventually be about 100 pounds. The goal is to get the puppy to age 2 without any significant drama trauma to either dog.
Is there any training that we should be incorporating that will facilitate & maintain their currently cordial play & relationship? When is it OK to scold the puppy? For resource guarding? That is the only thing we have seen so far with a few fav toys…that Major NEVER cared about before the puppy.