The Mind-Body Connection is So Important!
We cannot truly understand our dogs or effectively teach them unless we perceive the ‘whole’ picture of who they are and what they are experiencing in each situation. Your dog’s physical, mental and emotional state affects their ability to learn and to behave as expected.
The more you understand this holistic nature of dogs, the better the lessons will go and the better your results will be. A “balanced” dog is a happy dog…and a happy dog is easy to live with and to train!
Are You Listening to your Dog’s Feedback?
You and your dog are communicating with one another all the time, with intention or not. When you train your dog, your dog is providing valuable feedback that can help you shape the lesson, allowing your dog to become an active participant in the learning process. This dynamic interaction helps training go smoothly and quickly, and real learning happens.
You’ll be amazed at how much fun training and competing can be when your dog is engaged in the process.
Brilliant Teamwork is the Best!
When partners work together towards a common goal, brilliant teamwork is possible. By eagerly collaborating with your dog to ‘solve the problem‘ of a new skill or behavior, the learning process is shortened and more fun. Your part of the partnership is to be an attentive, responsive teacher. Your dog’s part is to be an attentive, responsive learner. One follows the other, and it starts with YOU.
Learn to Speak in your Dog’s Native Language.
Good communication is the “successful exchange of information, ideas and feelings”. When you speak clearly in your dog’s natural language and listen carefully to your dog’s feedback, powerful understanding between you and your dog is possible. Communicating with body movements, posture, facial expression and audible expression makes training simple and fun…and makes you a trainer your dog really understands.
Lead by Example and Provide Enthusiastic Guidance!
Dogs thrive when being guided by clear, consistent leadership that provides a framework to live by. They want to know what pleases us, because when we are pleased, they are strongly reinforced. Being a positive leader means providing enthusiastic, afﬁrmative and instructive guidance each step of the way.
It means leading by example with genuine, sincere and supportive communication. Be a positive leader and your dog will follow you anywhere!
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It all starts with teaching YOU to be the kind of trainer your dog can really understand!
A good foundation
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