Social media sensation and protection dog trainer Matt Folsom of Modern Malinois, joins me to chat about dog training. Matt is a skilled trainer dedicated to continual growth and uses luring to achieve brilliant results. Although we approach dog training with different methods for different reasons, including how our minds work, we have mutual respect and a lot in common in the way we create a great relationship with dogs and use the things individual dogs love as reinforcers. Enjoy this extract from our livestream celebrating 200 episodes of Shaped by Dog.
In the episode you'll hear:
- Why I want you to meet my friend Matt Folsom of Modern Malinois, master protection dog trainer.
- How Matt’s autism and my dyslexia influence our approaches to dog training, including luring vs. shaping.
- The difference between Matt’s luring mastery compared to typical luring and how he fades the lure.
- Matt’s philosophy on raising puppies, including why he does not want a professional puppy but a professionally trained adult dog.
- Our shared philosophy on relationship first and using what a dog loves most to create brilliant behavior.
- Why to push the boundaries when training dogs for their benefit.
- About Matt’s commitment to continually improving dog training and leaving tools like prong collars behind.
- Insight on a training game that makes people say WOW and how it creates a dopamine release for dogs.
Catch the 200 Episodes Celebration Replay and After Party Opportunities
- Modern Malinois on TikTok
- DogsThat on TikTok
- Modern Malinois on YouTube
- Modern Malinois Website
- Podcast Episode 50: Can Your Worst Challenge Make You a Better Dog Trainer?
- Podcast Episode 175: Food Luring VS Shaping In Dog Training: How Science Changed How I Teach Dogs
- Podcast Episode 196: Why Mastering Reinforcement Is The Linchpin To Reinforcement Based Dog Training
- Podcast Episode 194: The Invisible Reason Your Dog Is Ignoring You
- Podcast Episode 176: Why Your Dog’s Emotions Are A Critical Element Of Dog Training
- YouTube Video: Two Dog Training Experts 70+ Years of Experience Talk Reinforcement (Chat with Steve White)
- Podcast Episode 174: Dopamine In Dog Training: Anticipation, Rewards, And The Transfer Of Value
- Modern Malinois YouTube Live Video: Bitework with Matt Folsom
- Watch this Episode of Shaped by Dog on YouTube
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