Category: video

Before and Afters: Why they’re a powerful tool for dog trainers

We’ve all seen the commercials. Someone overweight walks on screen… and by the end of the 30 second ad spot, they’re dancing around in a size 6, or flexing their brand new 6-pack.

These kinds of adds are called “before and after” videos. And there’s a reason they’re so common…

…because they work.

And if you’re a dog trainer you can use the same technique to help you bring in new business.

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Slow Treats: Teaching Impulse Control

Dog training is all about teaching dogs to make good choices and helping them to understand that their choices have consequences.

One of the simplest, yet most effective, games I know to teach this to young puppies or dogs new to training is the slow treats game.

Most dogs can learn this trick within minutes — yet it’s actually teaching a fairly complicated, and “zen” concept: if you want the cookie, you must stay away from the cookie.

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Off Leash Dog and Reactive Dog – Safety Positions “Behind”

By having your dog behind you, you become a barrier for your dog and whatever you are trying to keep your dog away from, Or perhaps it’s something or someone you are trying to keep away from your dog.
Perhaps you’re trying to keep someone from petting your reactive dog.

It is a polite way to position your dog while you tell someone you don’t want them to pet your dog.

Here’s how you train it.

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