Dog Training 101: How to Train ANY DOG the Basics

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This one’s particularly interesting though because we have tons of big hyper dogs now as you know I love working with hyper dogs
But trying to convey to people that a hyper dog is a smart dog is sometimes challenging.

That’s my goal in this class. It looks like a Boxer Pit mix, so we’re thinking
We’re gonna teach our dogs to have a look at us by using a hand signal. Dogs are heavily responsive to
exaggerated body language so, in the beginning, it might look something like look at me, like this, really really exaggerating
We have a nice tight training problem close eye to eye now. I don’t know biscuit too. Well and
if you were me you would be a little cautious about going eye to eye with a dog like this that you didn’t know, and
Is he good with strangers, coming into his area? “He is.” “Okay very good look at me. Yes very good this work
right here
eye to eye
I’m gonna hold up the treat
Look at me and since I like what he’s doing I’m gonna click because I like that remember the click means “Good dog,
I like what you did, you win a prize.”
Look at me
And I’m taking my time getting them to treat, as long as you mark that
Behavior with the clicker, to let them know you like it or yes
If you’re not using the clicker,
Then you can take your time getting the treat to them. The click marks the behavior, not the treat.
The most frustrating thing when working with a hyper dog is that they’re so quick it is on us to speed up to keep up with them
we’ve got to be able to nail the behavior with a clicker the
The instant they do it right so in this case look at me right there. I mean as I was saying it. I had eye contact
Right here look at me very engaging you got to keep the rhythm up
You got to keep the pace, you’re gonna have to make sure the moment he does something right, you’re there
He’s a fast-paced train, a dog like this, so you can’t be too slow within the next five minutes every dog in here
should be able to
Leave turkey alone when we put it in front of them
We’re going to them how to do it, without force, without pulling them away in any way
I’m gonna drop it on the ground. However. What’s she gonna do when I drop it on the ground?
She’s gonna go for it. Show me a nice loose leash here, no tension, so I’m gonna drop it
But I’m not gonna let her get it when she looks away from the same concept
I’m gonna click her, and I’m gonna pick up the treat, and I’m gonna give it to her. Don’t touch this
It’s all it’s not so much the words that you’re saying. I think the biggest mistake
We make when we’re teaching a dog something new is we save words at them, but there’s very little heartfelt communication
Even though she may not know “What don’t touch that” means right now, she feels my energy
She knows what I’m going for, and she’s you know, we’ve worked a little bit to build some initial communication, “Don’t touch this please,”
I’m not gonna make her wait for eternity right now. I’m gonna pick it up and give it to her.
And then if she’s okay, and no tension on the leash
Only because I know cuz I know that’s the instinct, all the more, you should have faith in your
the communication you should trust that your dog really will know what you mean if you just take a few minutes to communicate with them more.
Training is a concept of training where we use a treat to coax our dog
into a specific position
So we’re gonna use that nose to our advantage, right here
So just like this
Good, and we’re gonna say “Sit” as his butt hits the ground. He already knows that. Does he know how to lie down on command?
Somewhat but not really. So we’re gonna use the same concept of training here
We’re gonna lure them down. A big mistake that a lot of people make with, oh wow
He’s making it
he’s making me look good here. A big mistake that a lot of people make with this though, is they do this and
well alright
Normally they go fast is what they do
What you should do is you should let him nibble on it nice and slow. Now if they didn’t lie down
He’s too good. I need a dog that’s not listening quite that well. Yep. Why am I clicking Delilah right there?
She did not lie down, but I clicked anyway. She’s on the right track look. She’s trying
It’s vital that when our dogs are on the right track when we’re teaching them something new
That we really let him know we like that
Yes, right there, that foot came forward, and then let her know I like it. That’s one more step in the right direction
Yes, oh
I’m gonna reward that cuz that was very good. You see how both of those feet started to move, starting to go into the down
Notice the training bubble nice, and low you’re nice and tight. You see this, so with a new dog again this provides
You’re very comfortable if your dog and we’re comfortable with her
So we’re okay with doing it the next step is one of those feet is gonna move forward at that moment be ready to click
Do you know what I’m saying really good? I’m good. I love kisses. I love the affection there. It’s very genuine
It’s very real energy. The more real, the faster your dog learns now. We’ve got our attention
You never know when you’re gonna get it, but now that we have it. Yes very good
We want to seize that momentum right there, you see what I’m saying? Momentum is a big deal
We don’t hear a lot about that dog turning because a moment ago, she was like uh huh
I don’t feel like it, but now all of a sudden, those moments go longer and longer. That’s the beginning
That’s a sign that you’re on the right track
So I got lucky with a group of people here that seem to really get their dogs
And you’re very engaging with them be engaging with your dogs
And that’s such an impossible thing to really teach and have to come from within but the more sincere you are with your dog, the more likely they are to respond to you.
This is one of my new favorite classes really, and I love all of my classes
I promise I do, but it seems like these guys really got it. I saw very little frustration
Do you prefer working with a high-energy dog or kind of more of a chill, low-key dog? I mean everyone’s different
I personally like energetic dogs to work with but that’s me. Let me know in the comments below
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