Recently something happened in my own dog training that I’m sharing in this episode, and it’s all about our expectations of our dogs. Along with our expectations, our beliefs and biases play a role in our relationship with our dogs. We’re all bombarded with unrealistic expectations about dogs daily, so challenging what we think with curiosity can be a fast track to dog training success. Realistic expectations will bring us closer to our dogs, and help them be less frustrated and happier.

In this episode you’ll hear:

  • The role of expectations in relationships.
  • About unrealistic expectations in dog training.
  • How personal biases are shaped.
  • My revelation during a training session with my puppy, Prophet.
  • Why curiosity over disappointment is important in dog training.
  • About setting up an environment for success.
  • The shift from expecting perfection to embracing curiosity.
  • Why we need to manage our expectations.
  • About questioning our personal biases in dog training.

Resources :

  1. Podcast Episode 218: Puppy Development Stages And Your Dog’s Behavior
  2. YouTube Playlist: Dog Agility Training and Dog Sports Tips with Susan Garrett
  3. Podcast Episode 89: Why Dogs Should Not Tug: The Truth Revealed
  4. Podcast Episode 133: Become Your Own Dog Training Coach With This Video Strategy
  5. Podcast Episode 1: Done Is Better Than Perfect
  6. YouTube Playlist: Puppy Essentials with Susan Garrett Dog Training
  7. Podcast Episode 230: Finding Joy Amidst Frustration And Shame In Dog Training – DeCaff’s Story Part 2
  8. Podcast Episode 146: Balanced Dog Training: Does It Really Exist?
  9. YouTube Video: Understanding Your Dog's Reinforcement Zone (RZ) with Susan Garrett
  10. Podcast Episode 205: The Hidden World Of Reinforcement For Dogs And Why You Need To Know
  11. Podcast Episode 64: Help! How Can I Tell My Dog He’s Wrong?
  12. Podcast 214: England Banned Shock Collars, Here’s Why That Could Be Sad News
  13. Podcast Episode 34: Time Outs for Dogs: Does Your Dog Need One?
  14. Podcast Episode 227: My Foolproof Strategy To Overcoming Dog Training Challenges
  15. YouTube Video: How To Get Your Dog To Listen Outside Off Leash (Step By Step Guide)
  16. Podcast Episode 24: Distraction Intensity Index: Help For Dogs Who Chase Chipmunks, Bicycles, And Neighbor’s Cats
  17. Podcast Episode 202: Getting A Happy Well Behaved Dog With The ABCs Of Training
  18. Podcast Episode 150: Adding Mindset To Your Dog Training Tools: Who Do You Become?
  19. Podcast Episode 248: Milestones That Transform Your Dog’s Life! Goals To Achieve Dog Training Success
  20. Watch this Episode of Shaped by Dog on YouTube