In dog training, there’s really only one reason we feel frustration, and that is when the outcome does not meet our expectations. But what happens when we get frustrated? Recently I experienced frustration when training a side pass with my puppy, This!, and I’m sharing with you the process I used for troubleshooting.
In the episode you'll hear:
- About the motivation for this episode from a post by one of my students.
- Identifying the words you use when you are frustrated.
- The lesson I recently learned regarding frustration and how it hurt my heart.
- Why to take a break.
- My 5-step evaluation for when dog training does not go to plan.
- Why to look at where your dog is in the training progression chart.
- How to evaluate your training with PEP.
- The psychological, environmental, and physical considerations for dog training.
- Why and when to tip with twenties.
- How we leap too far ahead with training and the question to ask ourselves.
- The importance of remembering to “train the dog in front of you”.
I have a Great Pyrenees x Anatolian Shepherd 5 month old female pup. I’m a first time owner of this breed but have border collies who are well trained. We have been listening to your podcasts, crate games and home school the dog and “Ivy” is doing great. I have read and spoke to other GP owners who emphatically state that GP are stubborn, selective listeners and can never be trusted off leash. What are your thoughts on the trainability of this breed? Once a GP matures does the training go out the window because they are “independent thinkers” and do what they want?
Brillant!! I had an absolute ah ha moment!! “train the dog in front of you” It’s now become crystal clear to me.
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!