What if it were possible to dramatically improve your dog’s focus, skills and overall behaviour just by changing the questions you are asking? There’s no magic pixie dust, but it is possible for everyone. Reinforcement based training requires outsidethe-box thinking. Anyone can become a resourceful solutions-based dog trainer, and I’m giving you the four-step process I share with all of my students.
In the episode you'll hear:
- About swapping old thinking to new thinking.
- Why the human brain is an amazing computer.
- How to ask better questions.
- The challenge with social media darkness and drama.
- Why we humans have more compassion for strangers than ourselves.
- How you are already answering dog training questions with great ideas.
- That you are somebody’s expert.
- About knowing what to do next with your dog.
- The four-step process for posting a dog training question.
- How to get your brain to give you amazing answers.
- The importance of empowering statements.
- How to get the best support and help with the way you ask questions.
- How to have conversations with your family and friends about your dog.
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Good information. I can see how using the 4-step process makes me think through possible answers to my question before I ask someone else to give me the info. No one else knows all of the moving parts to my dilemma, but if I come up with a possible plan, a more knowledgeable person could evaluate IT better than just trying to answer what may have been the wrong question.
Loving everything that I’m learning from Susan and her team 🙂
I have a funny story re: textbooks (print textbooks). I learned the hard way those are really heavy during undergraduate education. In my first year of university way back when, I decided in a brilliant move to buy ALL my textbooks for 5 courses in a single trip to the campus bookstore…somehow I forgot that I would need to bring my purchases back to residence. Moral of the story: paper is seriously heavy. Also in 2022 e-books are great
that has refocused me .i was getting bogged down .thank you. it hasn’t helped that I am moving house & packing & she is stealing things& i am stressed.After listening to you Susan i got betty to do some things she knows so we are both ending the day on a good note.thank you again for the refocus
THIS is why Susan Garrett is my life coach as well as my dog training mentor
THIS is why I sometimes long for a magic wand or a time machine. What if I could have trained a dog with Susan Garrett before embarking on Parenthood?
THIS is why my dog gives his stamp 🐾 of approval multiple times daily during our training sessions.
THIS is why my mental health is improving the more I stay engaged with this community and train WITH my dog.
Thank you Susan and team for ALL! you do 🫂
Hi Susan. I’m so enjoying your podcasts and getting HEAPS of value and learning from them. I know I can be less than understanding when there is a lack of consistency within my household with training goals. This episode is a great reminder of continuing to ask those “what can I do better” and “how can I communicate better” questions. Blame is not the game . Understanding , compassion and mindfulness is.
Great podcast! You always have great suggestions and it’s wonderful how you offer different ways of thinking and ways we can change our behavior to help our dogs be more confident as well!
There are so many things that resonate in this podcast. I find that using the four steps to formulate a question very often provides the answer, before anyone else responds. I often end up finding training games that most resemble the situation I want to change, and use those to reinforce the behaviour I want from those situations.
I also have a spouse that doesn’t participate in training, but I’ve learned to accept that and not to worry about it, because my dog is still getting trained through me.
Awesome podcast Susan. You answered so many questions/problems I’m having at the moment, I’m now going to try to ask better questions. What you say about me being someone else dog trainer is so true & so is your statement about me being nicer to strangers than to myself. Quite an eye opener for me. Thanks for this amazing podcast.
Hi Susan! I hope you and your team are healthy and good. I am from Mexico and you have helped me a lot in changing my way of training my dog Scamp.
Can you talk about teaching a down please.