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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 09-25-2017, 12:39 PM Thread Starter
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Good article by Sue at Dogs In The Park

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Wow, This really helps me understand where there are going to be times when I will need to apply different methods of teaching my dog by giving consideration for what may be causing his behavior. This makes so much more sense to me than simply always using the reward versus correction method. Thank you for sharing!

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I really liked that article. I tried something like that with Tux. We have lots of construction going on in our condo building so Tux was starting to bark at every nuance outside the door. My saying "no" or "quit it", or "get back here" was useless. He was clearly upset that we didn't recognize the danger that lurked nearby. So I tried, saying in a calm happy sing song voice, "Hey Tux, come see your Mom. How's my boy? Whatcha doin'?" I could see the miraculous rewiring of the brain. It was an instantaneous change in demeanor. If he turned to look back at the door, I would distract him with a toy, or whatever. It worked. He is much less fearful of weird sounds, and only lets out a quick low whispery "wuff" and looks at me when an unexpected hammer hits the floor above us. I signal him to come see me and he trots over with tail wagging the whole way.

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