- Build vocabulary. Talk to your dog. This will help
your dog learn to pay attention and learn words, phrases
and read your tone and moods.
- Take your dog out to meet other people and dogs.
This will help your dog build confidence to handle new
situations and to be unafraid and accepting of other
dogs and people. This also bonds your dog to you, to pay
attention to you in different environments.
= calling attention to what is not acceptable.
Redirection = changing attention from undesirable
to desirable behavior. Do not hit your dog. This
creates fear of your hand and damages his trust in you.
Verbal corrections are done with tone of voice and body
language. Minimize the use of No. If you use
"No", make it clear what you mean, "No
jump", "No chew".
is modifying behavior with love and gentle direction.
This should be fun for you and your dog. Always end
with success, no matter how small.
your dog. Dogs, like children, learn best when they
are happy. Teach games with the future in mind. Do
not teach games that will turn into problems, like
jumping on you, chewing a shoe, etc.
Pack Drive - Alpha is boss. Who is alpha in your
Prey Drive - Chasing the ball., the cat, cars, kids.
Defensive Drive - Turn fear into protectiveness by
are babies with a short attention span. Training
sessions should be no more than 10 minutes and should
always be followed with play.
is unique. No single training method works the same
for every dog. If an approach is not working, change it.
Use common sense and a loving approach. Leave anger out
If it is not okay for your dog to jump on guests it is
not okay for your dog to jump on you.
Reward good behaviors with praise or treats or both. Do
not give unearned treats when training.