Welcome to the Pawsitive Steps Dog Training blog! I am Gayle Ballinger, a Certified Pet Dog Trainer in Seattle and my puppy is Dancer, a 12 week old Golden Retriever. I hope you enjoy being a part of the fun activities, training exercises and adventures we have!
Dogs use their mouths for everything! But it’s not cool when they don’t learn when it’s all right to bite and when it’s not…these training tips will help you train your dog, so he/she knows what you expect of him.
How do you achieve those desired dog behaviors that you would love your pup to have? These are the 4 techniques techniques to let your dog know what behaviors you want:
While your focus should always be on what your dog did right and teaching him to do it again, there are times when your dog is doing something you don’t like and you need to decide how to end that unwanted behavior or create a new one in its place…teach him what you want
There are different kinds of consequences that happen in life. Good things and Bad things, which may affect behavior greatly, somewhat, slightly or not at all. See how it can affect your dog’s training and behavior.
Remember, if you do not make the conscious choice to be the Trainer…you are by default, the Trainee.” Also, dogs are always learning, whether you are “training” them at the moment or not. Unfortunately, many people (unknowingly) train their dogs to do things they do not desire. How are you training your dog?
So often you see people walking down the street being “towed” by their dog, this is an improper, arm wrenching, tiresome, no fun way to take Fido out or some exercise. It’s time to change an unwanted behavior…