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I thought the members might enjoy seeing how I work with a fearful and very excitable dog. Sophia is only 8 months old and a fear biter. She came a long way during her short stay here and her mom is committed to helping her to get better. She grabs things including your skin when she gets too aroused or is scared. Training plan included lots of low threshold challenges and lots of pats, toy play and of course food!
This video is long but may give you some neat tips or things to work on. Enjoy.
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With festivities like Halloween, Christmas and the New Year, the doorbell becomes a place of high excitement for your dogs and frustration for the owners. Start re-training their brain NOW for a better response at the door.
Use their meals to practice your basic commands 2x a day!
Remember: Don’t tell your dog what you don’t want, teach them what you do want!
Your dog should choose the better behaviour based on your reinforcement in many different environments and scenarios.
It is NOT about the doorbell…it is about excitement regardless of the stimulus.
Unless you are very gifted in timing and training, work only one dog at a time before adding multiple dogs to the scenario. Start with the instigator!
Does your dog jump on people, counters or other dogs? Does your dog do well at home but on walks just wants to jump on everyone? This video will challenge you to think outside the box to create a DRI: Differential Reinforcement of an Incompatible Behaviour.This video has beginner, intermediate and advanced stages to change the response for jumping. Have a look at what the misfits are showing you, have fun and most importantly, get training.
Do not move forward in your sessions too quickly.
Try to shape only one thing at a time until they understand it.
Become proactive when you are working with different environments and stimuli.
If you work alone, there are great options available.