WNC K9 is not a permissive training group, just a positive one! I typically do not use force, yelling, squirt bottles to get rid of problem behaviors because of the other unwanted, superstitious, behaviors that creep in their place. If that statement created a question, contact me. Instead, we use our main tool, the human brain. By (1) Finding ways to prevent the dog from practicing the bad behavior (called management). Self-reinforcing behaviors are harder to extinguish. While (2) Teaching the dog what you want instead.
I’m often asked: “Do you say "no!" for behaviors you do not like?” Of course I do, but I want the dog to ultimately understand what I do want. And in order for the dog to know that I need to take the time to train the dog.
Your relationship with your dog is so important to me that I try to coach you with a toolbox filled with proven training practices that are not a hybrid of reward-based and tradition-based methods. A mixture of those two methods does not equal proven training practices to dog training. Research will show that the inconsistency of a household using a mixture of training methods is actually the least effective way to train a dog, and the dog will show it when the requested behavior isn't understood and when you get frustrated.
Don't loose your patience, simply call me as your personal training coach! The coaching you get is invaluable.
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