Somebody has likely told you that not all dogs can be trained the same way and that different methods are needed for different dogs. Is there truth behind this? I'm covering how different dogs might need different training approaches, but the word philosophy should replace method. Plus, I'm sharing why the dog training philosophy I choose aligns with my heart and an invitation to everyone to consider trying something different.
In the episode you'll hear:
- How any dog can be trained using kindness, clarity and choice-based games.
- Why my philosophy doesn't involve the use of positive punishment.
- That the expectations of ourselves should be higher than those we put on our dogs.
- The difference between dog training philosophies and dog training techniques.
- How my training approach will differ for dogs as individuals.
- About the dark history of dog training and its slow evolution.
- How my training method was mocked decades ago but is now widely adopted.
- My invitation to open-minded dog trainers who use positive punishment.
- How confirmation bias subtly influences our worldviews.
- Why I choose to train with kindness, choice, clarity, and positive reinforcement.
- Different ways I change my training technique based on what a dog needs.
- Podcast Episode 150: Adding Mindset To Your Dog Training Tools: Who Do You Become?
- Podcast Episode 146: Balanced Dog Training: Does It Really Exist?
- Podcast Episode 33: How Do I Stop My Dog Counter Surfing?!
- Podcast Episode 189: All The Things That Influence Your Dog’s Behavior And What Behavior Tells You
- Podcast Episode 176: Why Your Dog’s Emotions Are A Critical Element Of Dog Training
- Podcast Episode 46: Is Your Dog Trying to Dominate You and What You Can Do About It
- Podcast Episode 187: When To Listen To Your Heart In Dog Training
- Podcast Episode 175: Food Luring VS Shaping In Dog Training: How Science Changed How I Teach Dogs
- Podcast Episode 8: Get Your Dog in the Belief Loop of Awesome
- YouTube Playlist: Susan Garrett's Dog Training Philosophy and Training Processes
- Watch this Episode of Shaped by Dog on YouTube
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Learning is fascinating! This podcast highlighted so many parallels with how we teach our children in school. Think of the differences and similarities in teaching style, how classroom teaching has evolved over the last 50 years, and the parallels of techniques and philosophies. Is the classroom paddle the equivalent of a shock collar!? My four children are very different learners, my dogs are all different learners… and what Susan said for This and Belief. Recallers is the Khan Academy for dog training, layers of learning to achieve success.
Yes, THANK YOU also from Germany! We do have a lot of IGP (it is called now 😉) here (me, too). Training methods used to be 🤮 (sorry for that). I started clickertraining in the late 90s. It was really hard as I was almost alone. But now more than 20 years later you hear clickers in many dog sport clubs. It is almost the other way round. The situation is better, but…. still a lot of work to be done! People who use positive punishment feel they have to justify themselves. Even if they mostly use positive reinforcement. This is actually not a bad thing, but it kind of pushes them further away from the „only positive reinforement“ people. Or the other way round, they don’t want to be in that circle. Recently I heard a trainer say, he uses only positive reinforcement for Agility and IGP Obedience BUT NOT at home. He was very concerned people could think of him as „a weak guy“. Especially in IGP this is still a problem (mostly for men). So, this podcast is really spot on (all of them are) and I LOVE them!! 💛 from Germany! Bettina
THANK YOU for this!! I love your podcast in general, but this one was perfect. I’m going to share it all over the place! Thanks for all you do, all you have done through the years!