Do you have a naughty dog or things you want to change with your dog’s behavior? It might be to improve your dog’s focus on you, stop counter surfing, barking, running off, jumping on guests, pulling on leash, or fixing something that will get you the teamwork you want for dog sports like agility. There are five questions I’ve been asking my dog training students the world over that will fast track your success.
In the episode you'll hear:
- The 5 questions to ask that will help you fix any dog training challenge.
- About easily creating small successes for you and your dog.
- What I learned when teaching in Japan about the stories we tell ourselves.
- How you can borrow my confidence for your success.
- Knowing your domino.
- A tip that helps me succeed at world-level dog agility competition.
- How to see through your dog’s eyes.
- About a quick and easy commitment to make to your dog.
- What you can do with “Hey, Susan said..”!
- *Book: Atomic Habits by James Clear
- Book: Shaping Success by Susan Garrett
- Video: Building Drive by 'being' a Bad Dog Trainer (Bad Dog Trainer Routine)
- Video: The Journey
- Podcast Episode 8: Get Your Dog in the Belief Loop of Awesome
- Podcast Episode 23: What Is Your Identity as a Dog Owner?
- Susan Garrett’s Dog Training Blog
- Susan Garrett’s DogsThat YouTube Channel
- Susan's Team: [email protected]
- Watch this Episode of Shaped by Dog on YouTube
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Thanks for challenging my commitment. I do have the odd day when I say to myself, One day off training won’t hurt, I’m tired.”
Shala my Cobberdog is definitely benefitting from HSD and doing well for a 9 month old.
How long would you suggest to continue with HSD before commencing Recallers?
Great news to hear that Shala is doing so well in Home School the Dog! There are 12 Game Based Lessons in HStheDog these exercise your dog’s mind and body and help you learn Susan’s training philosophy and the formatting of her learning for you as the trainer. When you are ready to move on we are ready for you with 40 games in Recallers. We have a 3 that are Critical Core in all our classes but within the lessons there are progressions of understanding for you. So when you are ready to take on Recallers we are here for you. Lynda (TeamSusan)
Great podcast, okay have not made any resolutions yet this year but this I will do a journal and train my dogs each 5min. a day!
This is one of the best podcasts I have heard. I got so much out of this.
This podcast has gotten me really thinking. I’m stuck on seeing challenges through my dog’s eyes. I’ve been trying for the three years that I have had my rescue dog (female) to figure out what triggers her lunging and barking at dogs that she sees (most of them on leash). I started Recallers last July and it has done wonders for Bessie’s focus. I love her and would try anything to stop the aggressive behavior. She has been through all 40 games and we are going back through them. We also do crate games, which she loves. I’m not sure what to try next except to increase her focus on me. All suggestions are welcome.
Wendy, your next steps are to adding distractions to your game day training so you add ‘understanding’ under mild distractions and work up… this will help really solidify the games and definitely increase focus on you! Lynda (TeamSusan)