Reinforcement based dog training almost sounds too good to be true. Being able to have the dog of your dreams without ever physically correcting your dog or yelling or telling your dog “NO” sounds amazing. But what happens when your reinforcement does not work, and you end up living with what appears to be a four-legged monster?
In the episode you'll hear:
- About one of my student’s dogs, Riko, who seems to be out of control.
- Why I believe our dogs are doing the best they can with the education we have given them.
- How reinforcement-based dog training has a bad rap in a lot of circles.
- About “positive not permissive”, something I’ve been talking about since 1996.
- How dogs need clarity and why clear is kind.
- The way to set up your ex-pen and why to use a crate.
- Why I love to see dogs have joy in their life.
- About the significance of what happens with dogs in the morning.
- Why to know what you are really reinforcing.
- What a pause is and why we need to create that pause for our dogs.
- About my morning routine with my puppies and extending the pause.
- How to start getting a pause with enterichement and then intentionally growing it.
- Why dogs need to learn we won’t always be in the room
- Podcast Episode 27: Do Dogs Need Rules?
- Podcast Episode 6: The Art of Manipulation
- Podcast Episode 30: Why Dog Crates Are Not Dog Cages
- Podcast Episode 16: The Thing Before Your Dog’s Thing
- Video Blog: Understanding Your Dog’s Triggers
- Crate Games Online
- Podcast Episode 98: Puppy Home Alone: Are You Creating Chaos or Calm?
- Watch this Episode of Shaped by Dog on YouTube
I love to listen to your podcasts and learn more tips about training. However, sometimes the most encouraging podcasts are not the ones with solutions to a problem I’m experiencing with my dog but the ones where we have no issues on the topic. It is so morale boosting to think Yes! We’ve cracked that one easy peasy. It gives me hope for the ones that are still a work in progress because someone out there will have an easy peasy reaction to whatever problem we are encountering so there is always hope.
Susan, what a great podcast! Can you do this with two dogs (two crates) at the same time? Or is it better to work with them individually? Neither gave any pause at the moment!