There are a lot of rescue dogs out there. And bravo for those of you who are opening up your homes and adopting them. In this episode, I'm doing a deep dive into the emotions of rescue dogs, and the priorities I have when I bring a rescue dog into my home. This episode is for everybody, regardless of whether you have a rescue or not. I'm sharing the thought process I go through when evaluating all of my dogs, my training, and the next step I need to take with any dog.

In this episode you’ll hear:

  • The importance of training the dog in front of you.
  • Why we should eliminate judgment or preconceived notions.
  • Why safety is important for you, your family, and the dog.
  • How to create an environment of great success for the dog.
  • Conditioning and shaping behaviors to build a strong bond.
  • The role of location specific reinforcement markers (words), tools, places, and conditioning in training.
  • Confidence-building games you can play with the dog.
  • A special discount for Susan Garrett's Home School The Dog program.

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Resources :

  1. YouTube Playlist: Puppy Essentials with Susan Garrett Dog Training
  2. YouTube Playlist: Helping Your Rescue Dog After Adoption: Success Strategies for Rehomed Dogs with Susan Garrett
  3. Podcast Episode 227: My Foolproof Strategy To Overcoming Dog Training Challenges
  4. YouTube Playlist: The Emotional State of Dogs with Susan Garrett
  5. DogsThat YouTube Channel
  6. Podcast Episode 254: Why Your Older Puppy Or Dog Is Not House Trained And What To Do About It
  7. Podcast Episode 226: Safe Toys For Dogs And Why To Avoid Tennis Balls And Sticks
  8. YouTube Playlist: Help for Over-Aroused, Over Excited, Hyper, Frantic, High Drive or Out of Control Dogs with Susan Garrett
  9. Podcast Episode 183: What Does “Train The Dog In Front Of You” Really Mean?
  10. YouTube Playlist: Fearful Dogs Help with Susan Garrett
  11. YouTube Playlist: How to Socialize a Puppy with Susan Garrett
  12. Podcast Episode 253: 7 Ways To Instantly Make Your Dog’s Life Better
  13. Podcast Episode 236: Understanding Dog Fear (Part 1): Genetics, Trauma, And Your Dog’s Well-being
  14. Podcast Episode 58: How to Create Kid Friendly Dogs and Dog Friendly Kids
  15. Podcast Episode 250: Expectations Vs Reality: Navigating The Path To Dog Training Success
  16. Podcast Episode 78: How to Train a Rescue Dog with Behavior Problems
  17. YouTube Playlist: Dog Body Language, Communication Signals, and How to Read Dogs with Susan Garrett
  18. Podcast Episode 205: The Hidden World Of Reinforcement For Dogs And Why You Need To Know
  19. Podcast Episode 171: Dog Training With Layered Shaping: Why Classical Conditioning Must Come First
  20. Podcast Episode 177: Dog Training Outside The Box: Transfer Of Value Case Study
  21. Podcast Episode 151: How Location Specific Reinforcement Markers Will Improve Your Dog Training!
  22. Podcast Episode 174: Dopamine In Dog Training: Anticipation, Rewards, And The Transfer Of Value
  23. YouTube Video: Puppy's First Training with Susan Garrett: Shaping, Targeting and Collar Conditioning
  24. YouTube Playlist: Target Training for Dogs with Susan Garrett
  25. Podcast Episode 153: Dog Muzzles: Everything You Need To Know And How To Muzzle Train Dogs
  26. YouTube Video: Understanding Your Dog's Reinforcement Zone (RZ) with Susan Garrett
  27. Susan Garrett’s Dog Training Blog Post: What’s a Reward for Your Dog? List of Reinforcers
  28. YouTube Video: Susan Garrett’s 5 Games for Puppies
  29. YouTube Playlist: Loose Leash Walking with Susan Garrett
  30. YouTube Video: Susan Garrett’s Perch Work Dog Tricks (Pivots and Spins)
  31. YouTube Playlist: Dog Training Games with Susan Garrett
  32. Watch this Episode of Shaped by Dog on YouTube