“Susan, how do I get what you get with your dogs?” is frequently asked, and the answer is the topic of this episode. We’re looking at 8 zones in your dog’s life, how you can use those zones to your advantage, and what the habits of success look like to get a well behaved dog. The scientific term for setting environments and situations up for your dog’s success is ‘antecedent arrangements’, and understanding how it works will bring you and your dog a life of joy together.

In the episode you'll hear:

  • How to get with your dog what I have with my dogs.
  • That success and failure leave clues for dog training.
  • The power of antecedent arrangements for creating success for you and your dog.
  • About eight zones of your dog’s life to use to your advantage.
  • How the stories we tell ourselves aren’t always true and undermine our potential.
  • Why I believe wholeheartedly that you and your dog can be brilliant.
  • The Antecedent-Behavior-Consequence (ABC) cycle that reinforces behavior.
  • How I helped my dog This! with her fears and reactivity.
  • Examples of unpredictable situations with dogs and how to manage them.
  • The deciding factors for having a well-trained dog.