create and add dichotomous key to dog barking see Notes for start of key development
Foundation Concepts - Module 17
deal with the fear before the behavior dogs can’t think when they are scared. Do DS/cc then reshape the behaviour from scratch-using new environment and new props so the dog doesn’t bring the new association. Change the environment in some way, bring in a toy to change how the dog is feeling. So
This game is a useful game for dogs that are worried about approaching people. It uses counter conditioning with the power of choice to change how the dog feels. Then captures a behavior offered by the dog to use operant conditioning to see if the emotional change is sticking. And it uses a familiar pattern
All of these environmental factors may overlap with each other as well as overlap with the genetic, health and factors discussed in the previous lesson. The categorization is for simplicity of understanding as well as to tease them out to be useful in teaching our dogs new behaviors and problem solving undesired ones.
Now that we’ve got the Introduction out of the way, let’s jump right in and talk about behavior. That is after all, what you have come her to learn how to teach! Dogs, as animals, behave. Behavior is not good or bad. It is what dogs do to survive at a very basic biological level.
Adolescence can be a tough period for many dogs and their families. It is a time when the vast majority of dogs get rehomed, taken to a shelter or even abandoned. In the majority of cases, a dog is given up is due to behavior issues. While there may be other reasons given this is
Preventing Problems -Building Good Training Session Patterns When learning anything new, it is always a good idea to be proactive. Being proactive means to look ahead and anticipate challenges that may come up and how to solve them. Lack of StructureOne of the most common challenges when training a dog is a lack of structure
Even if you have good training habits and a pattern that you follow in each training session, you will still experience challenges with training your pup or dog. It is a given! You may not have been able to capture a desired behavior or perhaps your dog gets over-excited when you are in his space.