Secrets to Dog Training Success
Redirect, Substitute, Reward
The dog is playfully grabbing your pants, tugging and growling, having the time of his life. You, on the other hand, arenâ€™t enjoying this at all. Youâ€™re saying â€œNo! Get off! NO!â€ to no avail. The dog is still hanging on, tugging harder even. Everything you do seems to make the situation worse â€“ the dog seems to be enjoying himself even more. Whatâ€™s a good dog owner to do?
Iâ€™m here with the answers that will solve 80% of your problems. There are three things you need to do: redirect your dog to do something else, substitute what he has in his mouth to something more appropriate, and then (this is the part that most people forget, yet is just as important as the other two things) reward the dog for doing the right thing. Letâ€™s break these three elements down into smaller pieces, so you can use each of them to make your life a little easier (and your dogâ€™s, too).
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