Words of Woofdom
If something is not working in your method of training, do not rinse and repeat. Usually, there are two reasons you are not getting the results you are looking for: 1. your canine does not understand what it is you want or 2. your canine is not motivated to do what you are asking. Take a step back and reevaluate. What are you trying to accomplish? What do you think your canine is perceiving as the target behavior? Can you tweak what you are doing to make it easier for your canine to understand? What is your canine’s motivation and reward? Sometimes what we think we are trying to teach is not aligned with what our canine is perceiving. Much like when couples are communicating to one another, they at times misunderstand and it can cause confusion. Put yourself in your canine’s paws and think about what you need to do to make your canine companion understand your message, and try it again.
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