Turning devils to angels with training!
90% of the dogs that we get as a business are reactive, aggressive, don't listen, don't care for anybody's advice. Hurt people. Scratch people are rude and pushy and just cause a terrible amount of chaos wherever they go, AKA related to a devil. after we train them, they go home, calm and polite, respectful, mild mannered. Listen to anybody who gives commands and are always ready to little the amount of work that it takes to turn a devil to an angel. it a fair amount. It's more than a fair amount. It's a lot actually but with consistent dog training by the well balanced dog training with patience and applied timely corrections and rewards in the dog training, you can drastically reduce the amount of time it takes for your dog to learn what you want because that's the only problem you have is your dog simply does not know what you want and so he's going to say, what the heck? There is no leader here. I might as well make the most of it and get everything I want, which is a pretty natural way to think how I would probably think there's something very similar to that if I also didn't have a leader. The first step to turning devils to angels is to where the devil out run him until he has no more energy. calmness is oftentimes associated to peace and how to turn chaos into order into a calm, relaxed state. Easiest way to get there is to run or walk the chaos out of the dog. A 60 minute brisk walk with corrections towards the dog, sniffing the ground, peeing, pooping, barking at other dogs. Pulling ahead, staying too far behind, staying too far away from you. I'll also rewarding when the dog has close to you, rewarding when the dog looks away from distractions, rewarding when the dog stop sparking, rewarding. When the dog starts to figure it out. By the end of that walk, you are going to have a different dog than when you started and probably for the rest of the day. Most dogs just need good dogs walking from a good dog Walker, which hopefully is the handler and not a hired service. Yeah, so the second step to turning indevil's of an angel through dog training would be when she get done with the walk. Now what do you do? Why do you think one of the first commands to teach a dog is the down command. When a dog's laying down, his heartbeat slows, his breathing slows, and he quickly drifts to sleep. A sleeping dog is always a good dog. Unless he's a guard dog, then he probably needs to wake up. So when your dog draining, maximize the amount of effect that you have on the dog and target a nice dog walk and your dog laying down. And if you target those during your dog training sessions, you're going to see a lot of progress. The other thing that's important to note is a when to get the dog to lay down, when to use this command. If the dog has restless, wandering around the house, sniffing, wanting from room to room, standing when everybody is sitting, then call your dog towards you and get them into that down command. Now the down doesn't mean just lay down and pop back up. The down means to lay down and stay down until I say otherwise. When your dog is laying down, staying down, just keep dropping treats in his mouth and soon your dog is going to start to associate that laying down is a lot better than wandering and walking because a lot of treats and high value rewards get brought to him so he didn't even have to go search them out. Dogs most of the time have a keen sense and saving their energy and if they get what they want without doing anything, then that's the choice they're going to choose most of the time. So then any other time you see your dog stop walking, sitting down, laying down, just walk up and drop some food in his mouth and you're going to start to see those behaviors happen much more. I would say the other command, I think I mentioned it earlier, is a strong recall, which you're going to need a 30 footrope or leash to do. Basically what you're going to do is you're going to let your dog wander. He's going to get to the end of that lease. You're going to tell him, come if he didn't come to you, you're going to pull him in towards you when he gets to, you're going to give him a big treat and you're just going to do this over and over and over in a bunch of different environments until finally your dog, here's your command, come and it's muscle memory to come straight towards you. That's awesome. Dog training there. Whenever that dog come towards you, remember to always give a treat no matter what, and then your dog is going to start to come when called, regardless of uh, birds, you know, snakes, cars coming, squirrels, other dogs, anything. He's going to come towards you. So now when you let your dog outside to go to the bathroom, you can give him the come command. He'll come straight towards you and you're going to be able to rock and roll. So those are some of the basic commands I think that are extremely important to use when your dog training the good dog walk, the laying down, and then the coming when called. And those are the first steps to turning your dog devil into a dog angel. And then lastly, I think the ma, um, very important thing is when you're training is to be very patient. Don't allow yourself to feel annoyed, irritated, or frustrated towards your dog and any means or you will lose respect from the dog very quickly. And you'll find that the dogs' behaviors will be good to get worse. What I do is I make an allowance for every mistake the dog could possibly make before I started training. This way, when the dog does test my patients, when he does test the boundaries and rules, I've already imagined him doing so and so, it's no surprise to me. I have the amount of patients it takes to handle anything he throws at me. And then what happens is that dog starts to learn that he can trust me, that I'm a reliable source. Those four pillars will help any dog trainer or handler become a well-rounded and balanced dog trainer. There's obviously much more that goes into it, but even with those four basic commands, if your dog learns those very, very well, you're going to find yourself doing a lot better than what you did before. Okay.