Would you like a well-behaved dog at the expense of having a happy dog? How do we define happy? Would you be willing to make your dog a little sad, confused, anxious, stressed to be well-behaved? With every dog I have ever owned my approach to training has become a little more Zen-like. Trust in me is important for my dogs to be part of my family, and part of the life I lead.
In the episode you'll hear:
- What I was taught in the ‘80s about house training, and what I do now.
- Why my dogs are such characters.
- The “so what….” question to ask yourself.
- More about what I was taught in the ‘80s relating to puppy biting.
- About increasing or decreasing trust and happiness for dogs.
- Why what we learn first is what we learn best, and how we can change.
- How kindness should extend to ourselves.
- About the clarity my dogs have for rules and how that gives them freedom.
- How our dogs take on our emotions.
- The reason to plan your responses to what your dog does.
- That clarity is the opposite of anxiety and how certainty helps dogs.
- Why the choice is ours on who we are for our dogs.
- How our dogs can help us to become more compassionate.
- Podcast Episode 4: T.E.M.P. (Tail, Eyes/Ears, Mouth, Posture)
- Blog Post: It’s Time to P-o-t-t-y! Inside Scoop on Housetraining
- Podcast Episode 17: Help! How do I STOP Puppy Biting?!
- Podcast Episode 18: 4 Puppy and Dog Training Games for Acquired Bite Inhibition
- Podcast Episode 27: Do Dogs Need Rules?
- Podcast Episode 6: The Art of Manipulation
- Podcast Episode 20: Bridging the Gap Between Blame and Kindness in Dog Training
- Agility Nation