Dog training can be both fun and effective using
carefully selected techniques. This video shows the
incorporation of training exercises into play time.
This technique is geared toward helping you develop
a strong bond with your buddy, and at the same time
helps shape his or her behavior. This results in a
dog that performs commands out of habit, and because
it wants to, instead of obeying because he or she has to.
Remember that this video is not a formal training session; it is play time with some drills casually thrown into the mix. But, note how well the dog in the video pays attention
even in the face of high distraction.
Video 2 - Formal Dog Training Exercise Session
While the video above shows the
incorporation of training exercises into play time, this video features
the exact opposite - the incorporation of play time
into formal training.
The video above emphasizes play, while
application of the opposite technique in this video
is geared toward incorporating specific interactive
games into training sessions to help shape more
formal behaviors such as your dog maintaining
focusing on you. The method of training used in this
video keeps the dog looking forward to training
sessions, wanting to learn more and eager to please.
Important things to note while
viewing this video (or any training video, for that
1) Many videos of
"fabulously trained" dogs display a trainer
holding some kind of training aid such as treats, a
clicker, or remote for an electronic collar. Why
would you need ANY training apparatus to film a
trained dog? Think about it. Note that there are no such tools used in this
video, not even a leash!
2) The majority of training videos
available are compilations of many brief
clips. Could it be that multiple
"takes" had to be filmed until footage was captured
of the dog getting
things right, and all the parts in which the dog
deviated from the issued commands were
trimmed from the video? Watch carefully and you'll
see that this video
contains long segments of continuous footage because
a properly trained dog doesn't deviate, so there are
no mistakes to have to cut out! Even during transitions to
different exercises we purposely kept the tape
rolling so you can see how a properly trained dog performs in
3) Many dog training videos show demonstrations of the Stay command,
yet when the
trainers/handlers issue the Stay command and walk
away, they keep looking back over their shoulders
at the dog. This is an obvious sign that they are
unsure as to whether or not the dog will really stay put. If a dog is solid on Stay, there
should be no need to check to ensure the dog stays
put, and you won't see that sort of thing in this video.
Video 3 - A Student and His Dog
This video was submitted by Suresh
Kannan, a student of ours, shortly after he, his wife and young daughter completed our basic
obedience course with their 9 month old female
Notice how well Ariel pays
attention to Suresh when under command. It's also obvious by how quickly she
responds that she is quite happy to
perform the commands. Suresh has done a great job
applying the techniques he learned in our course to teach
Ariel to control her natural instincts, which is
evident in how well she maintains an off-leash Stay when
Suresh throws the
ball and then walks over to pick it up. She doesn't
budge when he throws the ball second time, either,
until Suresh issues his release command. It's easy
to see how this type of impulse control may help
save Ariel's life someday, especially if something
she wants to chase ends up going across a busy
This is the 5-year old daughter of a family that
completed a group training course. Involving the
entire family in your dog's training helps maintain
consistency, helps keep your dog sharp, and helps teach
your dog to heed all members of the household.
To find out more about how we can help you, contact us today.
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…and would rather be doing this…
…or better yet, this…
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