STOP LEASH PULLING

JOB TITLE

We show you how to stop this behavior usuall in about ten minutes, and show you how to correctly walk your dog.

 

PACK MENTALITY

DOGS NEED STRUCTURE

Dogs are Pack animals, meaning they are social creatures. However, in their pack there has to be social order. Learn about this and what it means to you, your dog, and your family.

 

BAD BEHAVIOR

CAUSES  AND CURES

Constant barking, not coming when called, growling at family members, destructive behavior, and more. Learn why this happens so it can be corrected.

 

POSITIVE TRAINING

Most people think Positive Training means giving a treat during

training when your dog responds correctly to a command you have

given them. It does not.

Let’s talk about how dogs learn for a minute.

There are four ‘quadrants’, if you will, which describe what happens

when the dog is making associations between their behavior and

what happens in their world as a result of their behavior. This is also referred to as Instrumental Learning. This type of training

can be described as ‘cause and effect’ because the dog begins to make associations between their behavior and what

happens as a result of their behavior, both good and bad.

Positive does not mean ‘Good’, we tend to think of Positive meaning Good and Negative meaning Bad. Positive means we are

adding something to the training equation and Negative means we are taking something away.

Reinforcement means the behavior is more likely to occur in the future while Punishment means the behavior is less likely to

occur in the future.

Positive Reinforcement means we are adding something during training. It could be food, a toy, or praise. We are rewarding

the dog for their behavior. This particular behavior is reinforced because they are more likely to do it again in the future.

Positive Punishment is giving your dog a correction. It is Positive because we are adding something to the training, a

correction. This is reinforced because the dog is less likely to exhibit this behavior in the future.

Negative Reinforcement is usually thought of as giving the dog a correction, but is not. The dog’s behavior turns off

something which is happening to them. For example, you pull up on a leash which causes the dog to sit. Once he does you

release the pressure on the leash because you got the expected behavior. Therefore, the dog’s action caused you to stop

pulling on the leash. It is ‘Negative’ because you took something away, the pulling on the leash, and it is Reinforced because it

is likely to continue in the future. Something unpleasant is happening, the dog’s behavior stops the unpleasantness from

continuing to happen.

Negative Punishment is simply withholding a reward from your dog. An example would be your dog sees you have a piece of

food and jumps on you. You take the food away and dog sits on the ground. It is ‘negative punishment’ because you took

something away from the dog.

Giving treats to reward behavior is totally against good pack mentality. In the wild, the basis for how dogs think, a pack leader

will never give food for good behavior. Your boss doesn't give you a treat each time you show up for work on time! In the dogs

mind anyone who willingly gives up food to another is the weaker member of the pack. So, if you never go down this path

there is one less thing you will need to correct later.

We are going to use Instrumental Training where the dog learns his behavior has consequences, good and bad. It is that

simple.

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STOP LEASH PULLING

JOB TITLE

We show you how to stop this behavior usuall in about ten minutes, and show you how to correctly walk your dog.

 

PACK MENTALITY

DOGS NEED STRUCTURE

Dogs are Pack animals, meaning they are social creatures. However, in their pack there has to be social order. Learn about this and what it means to you, your dog, and your family.

 

BAD BEHAVIOR

CAUSES  AND CURES

Constant barking, not coming when called, growling at family members, destructive behavior, and more. Learn why this happens so it can be corrected.

 

eBOOKS

Our ebooks come in different versions, PDF is available for

any device, the Searchable is available for PC’s, for Mac’s we

have mobi, and ePUB

POSITIVE TRAINING

Most people think Positive Training means giving a treat

during training when your dog responds correctly to a

command you have given them. It does not.

Let’s talk about how dogs learn for a minute.

There are four ‘quadrants’, if you will, which describe what

happens when the dog is making associations between

their behavior and what happens in their world as a result of

their behavior. This is also referred to as Instrumental

Learning. This type of training can be described as ‘cause

and effect’ because the dog begins to make associations

between their behavior and what happens as a result of

their behavior, both good and bad.

Positive does not mean ‘Good’, we tend to think of Positive

meaning Good and Negative meaning Bad. Positive means

we are adding something to the training equation and

Negative means we are taking something away.

Reinforcement means the behavior is more likely to occur in

the future while Punishment means the behavior is less

likely to occur in the future.

Positive Reinforcement means we are adding something

during training. It could be food, a toy, or praise. We are

rewarding the dog for their behavior. This particular behavior

is reinforced because they are more likely to do it again in

the future.

Positive Punishment is giving your dog a correction. It is

Positive because we are adding something to the training, a

correction. This is reinforced because the dog is less likely to

exhibit this behavior in the future.

Negative Reinforcement is usually thought of as giving the

dog a correction, but is not. The dog’s behavior turns off

something which is happening to them. For example, you

pull up on a leash which causes the dog to sit. Once he does

you release the pressure on the leash because you got the

expected behavior. Therefore, the dog’s action caused you

to stop pulling on the leash. It is ‘Negative’ because you took

something away, the pulling on the leash, and it is

Reinforced because it is likely to continue in the future.

Something unpleasant is happening, the dog’s behavior

stops the unpleasantness from continuing to happen.

Negative Punishment is simply withholding a reward from

your dog. An example would be your dog sees you have a

piece of food and jumps on you. You take the food away and

dog sits on the ground. It is ‘negative punishment’ because

you took something away from the dog.

Giving treats to reward behavior is totally against good pack

mentality. In the wild, the basis for how dogs think, a pack

leader will never give food for good behavior. Your boss

doesn't give you a treat each time you show up for work on

time! In the dogs mind anyone who willingly gives up food

to another is the weaker member of the pack. So, if you

never go down this path there is one less thing you will need

to correct later.

We are going to use Instrumental Training where the dog

learns his behavior has consequences, good and bad. It is

that simple.