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Susan Garrett, world-renowned dog trainer, multi-time champion of dog agility, and leading educator on all things canine shares everything related to dogs! Susan understands dog behaviour and wants you and your dog to have the best life together possible.
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Visit us at shapedbydog.com    We get a lot of great comments on our videos, and sometimes I come across one that inspires a podcast episode like this one. I’m answering a very thoughtful question that many people might have. Should you abandon one training philosophy for another when results appear elusive? And should you pick a dog training lane and stay in that lane? Professional dog trainers often forget what it’s like to be starting out. That can lead to learning overwhelm and students feeling less confident about the education they’re getting and giving their dogs, so it’s important for everyone to know the direction they are heading.   In the episode you'll hear:   • A listener question about abandoning a dog training method when results could be around the corner. • Why compassionate, efficient, and effective dog training is the trifecta of my methodology. • The difference between finding behaviors to praise vs. behaviors to punish. • False assumptions that some balanced dog trainers make about positive reinforcement. • That with enough time, any dog training method will work, but there are other considerations. • Questions to ask yourself when your dog doesn’t behave as you expected. • How my mentor Bob Bailey defines the difference between a good trainer and a great trainer. • What “behavior is a function of consequence” means with dog training as an example. • Why I believe the use of aversives to change behavior in dog training are antiquated. • The two factors of mechanics and the other 23 hours of the day in dog training progress.   Resources:   1. DogsThat YouTube Channel - https://www.youtube.com/@DogsThat 2. Podcast Episode 185: I Tried That, It Didn’t Work - https://dogsthat.com/podcast/185/ 3. Podcast Episode 195: Making Your Mind Your Most Powerful Dog Training Tool - https://dogsthat.com/podcast/195/ 4. YouTube Playlist: Reinforcement, Permissions and Transfer of Value in Dog Training - https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLphRRSxcMHy1IUj_4P54q2PIuLNtnXjFO 5. Podcast Episode 193: Do Different Dogs Really Need Different Dog Training Methods? - https://dogsthat.com/podcast/193/ 6. YouTube Playlist: Mastery of Positive Reinforcement Based Dog Training - https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLphRRSxcMHy20_Ko8p2SaE6B2IT4o6g6K 7. YouTube Playlist: Susan Garrett's Dog Training Philosophy and Training Processes - https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLphRRSxcMHy2An5_3KqDPqFVV6J6dYsYx 8. Podcast Episode 197: Outsmarting Distractions: How To Use Environmental Reinforcement in Dog Training - https://dogsthat.com/podcast/197/ 9. Podcast Episode 74: Yes, Susan Garrett’s Dogs Sniff On Walks - https://dogsthat.com/podcast/74/ 10. Podcast Episode 11: Episode 11: The Power of Permission in Dog Training - https://dogsthat.com/podcast/11/ 11. YouTube Video: Understanding Your Dog's Reinforcement Zone (RZ) - https://youtu.be/OaUAScgaFAg 12. Watch this Episode of Shaped by Dog on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_-tPwWEe18M
Visit us at shapedbydog.com    If you've ever owned or seen a dog who suffers from separation anxiety, you know how heartbreaking that can be. I'm sharing a 10-step protocol that will turn the dog training world on its head because it's like nothing that is out there for separation anxiety help. It's the FRIDA Protocol created by two of my European students, who are amazing dog trainers, Nadine Hehli and Simone Fasel, to help their rescue dog Frida with her extreme separation anxiety. The protocol is now helping many more dogs, and I'm bringing you the steps to overcoming canine separation anxiety for our special 200th episode of Shaped by Dog.   In the episode you'll hear:   • A case study of Nadine and Simone's rescue dog, Frida, who overcame severe separation anxiety. • Why typical approaches to separation anxiety don't work for extreme cases. • The 10 steps of the FRIDA Protocol to help dogs with separation anxiety. • What equipment you'll need to get started, including a snuffle mat and remote feeder. • The foundations for success with the FRIDA Protocol. • Why functional relaxation to create calm for dogs is a critical component. • Reminders about the body language of calm dogs vs. anxious dogs. • When and how to introduce remote feeders and WiFi cameras to work through separation anxiety. • How to begin fading in barriers that allow the dog freedom of movement in their "Fortress of Calm". • When to introduce "Hidden Treasures" for your dog. • Why remote feeders aren't babysitters. • When and how to leave your dog home alone for the first time. • How to create calm relaxation for your dog in other places like the car.   Separation Anxiety Online Program: Register your interest in having Nadine and Simone’s Online Program for Separation Anxiety in English - https://dogsthat.com/separation-anxiety/   Dog Gear Mentioned for the FRIDA Protocol: *West Paw Toppl Treat Toys - https://geni.us/toppl *Snuffle Mat - https://geni.us/snuffle_mat *Bowser Donut Dog Bed - https://geni.us/bowser-bed *Ex-Pen - https://geni.us/ex-pen-white *PetGeek Remote Feeder - https://geni.us/petgeek-dispenser *Treat & Train Remote Feeder - https://geni.us/treat-train *Ring Stick Up Cam - https://geni.us/ring-stick-up-cam Kong Toys - https://www.kongcompany.com/   Resources:   1. FRIDA Protocol for Separation Anxiety Online Program (German) - https://www.lebenmithunden.eu/entspannt_alleine_frida 2. YouTube Playlist: Exercising Your Dog's Body and Mind: Tips and Games with Susan Garrett - https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLphRRSxcMHy1ISzbaoCNh0NyLg3qgDG58 3. Podcast Episode 189: All The Things That Influence Your Dog’s Behavior And What Behavior Tells You - https://dogsthat.com/podcast/189/ 4. Podcast Episode 191: Get Your Dog To Calm Down With This Common Sense Protocol For Relaxation - https://dogsthat.com/podcast/191/ 5. Podcast Episode 157: Dog Body Language: Understanding Canine Communication Signals And Emotions - https://dogsthat.com/podcast/157/ 6. Watch this Episode of Shaped by Dog on YouTube - https://youtu.be/nr-qRKBCPUE *Amazon Links Disclosure: As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Susan only recommends products she uses herself, and all opinions expressed here are her own. The link above is an affiliate link that, at no additional cost to you, we may earn a small commission if you decide to buy from it. Thank you!
Visit us at shapedbydog.com    Most puppies go through a ‘Fear Period’ stage, which can include fear of objects, adults, children, and other dogs. Unfortunately, many popular strategies taught to counter puppy fear are the absolute worst things possible. I’m covering three things you should never do when your puppy or rescue dog displays fear of people and what to do instead to create confident and empowered dogs.   In the episode you'll hear:   • The bad advice given when puppies show fear of people. • What 'flooding' is and why it intensifies fears. • The 3E's of Environment, Education and Empowerment for puppy and rescue dog socializing. • About empowering your dog with choice vs. controlling them. • Cues and games that grow confidence for puppies and dogs. • How to use a distinct noise to refocus a puppy's attention when they're worried. • Ways to change the environment easily by changing your appearance. • How to set up "training dens" in your home and increase confidence for puppies or rescue dogs. • What body language looks like for confident and joyful dogs. • How to manage and train in environments with potential fear triggers for your dog. • What to do when you have houseguests that your dog or puppy fears.   Shaped by Dog Episode 200 Online Celebration Event: Register to get the news to join us for an online party for Episode 200! - https://dogsthat.com/sbd-celebrate-episode-200/   Learn to Play ItsYerChoice: https://recallers.com/iycsummit-join   Resources:   1. Crate Games Online - https://get.crategames.com/ 2. Podcast Episode 191: Get Your Dog To Calm Down With This Common Sense Protocol For Relaxation - https://dogsthat.com/podcast/191/ 3. YouTube Video: Susan Garrett’s Perch Work Dog Tricks (Pivots and Spins) - https://youtu.be/O6sj6fTJnFc 4. YouTube Playlist: Target Training for Dogs with Susan Garrett - https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLphRRSxcMHy3ylCyQ2bJQSCwo_ERiVHj3 5. Podcast Episode 89: Why Dogs Should Not Tug: The Truth Revealed - https://dogsthat.com/podcast/89/ 6. YouTube Video: All About Trick Training and Wag Nation (Teach Crawl) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PS0gchkhTXU 7. Podcast Episode 175: Food Luring VS Shaping In Dog Training: How Science Changed How I Teach Dogs - https://dogsthat.com/podcast/175/ 8. Podcast Episode 111: How An Anchor Dog Can Help Overcome Your Dog’s Anxiety Or Reactivity - https://dogsthat.com/podcast/111/ 9. Podcast Episode 157: Dog Body Language: Understanding Canine Communication Signals And Emotions - https://dogsthat.com/podcast/157/ 10. Podcast Episode 4: T.E.M.P. (Tail, Eyes/Ears, Mouth, Posture) - https://dogsthat.com/podcast/4/ 11. Podcast Episode 112: Stressed Dog? How Trigger Stacking Might Be Putting Your Dog Over Threshold - https://dogsthat.com/podcast/112/ 12. Podcast Episode 58: How to Create Kid Friendly Dogs and Dog Friendly Kids - https://dogsthat.com/podcast/58/ 13. Podcast Episode 68: 3 Easy Tricks Every Dog Should Know - https://dogsthat.com/podcast/68/ 14. YouTube Video: Normalizing Imperfection in Dog Training - https://youtu.be/X_f1hm_XhJM 15. Watch this Episode of Shaped by Dog on YouTube - https://youtu.be/-QDtHTbpHpY
Visit us at shapedbydog.com   The way we train with positive reinforcement might seem a little out there as we put our dog’s emotions first, and if our dog does not do what we want them to do, we don’t punish or correct. It might even make you wonder what sort of anarchy we have in our lives with our dogs! But it’s not like that at all because one of the guiding principles I’ve been talking about since the 90s is that positive is not permissive.   In the episode you'll hear:   • What “positive not permissive” really means. • Why the relationship we have with our dog weaves into everything. • How expectations and consistency create clarity for dogs. • The reasons a dog might not be meeting your expectations. • That dog training can be part of everything you do. • What a day might look like in your life with your dog. • The hierarchy of behaviors to consider. • Why recall, retrieve and relax are my top priorities. • Games you can play with your dog for life skills. • The reason loose leash walking begins at home. • Tips to fit dog training into everyday life with daily quickies.   Shaped by Dog Episode 200 Online Celebration Event: Register to get the news to join us for an online party for Episode 200! - https://dogsthat.com/sbd-celebrate-episode-200/ Learn to Play ItsYerChoice: https://recallers.com/iycsummit-join   Resources:   1. Crate Games Online - https://get.crategames.com/ 2. Podcast Episode 171: Dog Training With Layered Shaping: Why Classical Conditioning Must Come First - https://dogsthat.com/podcast/171/ 3. Podcast Episode 107: Pedicure Please: 3 Steps To Dog Nail Trimming Or Grooming Success At Home! - https://dogsthat.com/podcast/107/ 4. Podcast Episode 20: Bridging the Gap Between Blame and Kindness in Dog Training - https://dogsthat.com/podcast/20/ 5. Podcast Episode 27: Do Dogs Need Rules? - https://dogsthat.com/podcast/27/ 6. Podcast Episode 99: When Reinforcement Based Dog Training Doesn’t Work - https://dogsthat.com/podcast/99/ 7. YouTube Playlist: Dog Won't Listen or Ignores You? Susan Garrett's Training Tips to Get Your Dog Listening Anywhere - https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLphRRSxcMHy0HiauCoyVrDAWr1VeAWPES 8. Podcast Episode 26: Pro Dog Training Tips to Get Your Puppy to Sleep All Night - https://dogsthat.com/podcast/26/ 9. Podcast Episode 150: Adding Mindset To Your Dog Training Tools: Who Do You Become? - https://dogsthat.com/podcast/150/ 10. YouTube Playlist: Puppy Essentials with Susan Garrett - https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLphRRSxcMHy2hywpv3Md3HbWWPPbVF8W5 11. Podcast Episode 190: Using Daily Quickies To Fast Track Your Dog Training And Grow Your Dog’s Skills - https://dogsthat.com/podcast/190/ 12. Podcast Episode 178: Dog Walking: Why To Start, How Often, And Where - https://dogsthat.com/podcast/178/ 13. Podcast Episode 191: Get Your Dog To Calm Down With This Common Sense Protocol For Relaxation - https://dogsthat.com/podcast/191/ 14. Podcast Episode 158: Stop Your Dog’s Unwanted Behaviors With This Positive Interrupter - https://dogsthat.com/podcast/158/ 15. YouTube Playlist: Loose Leash Walking with Susan Garrett - https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLphRRSxcMHy1mGMfdVKXq_hiJ27Ej1shW 16. YouTube Playlist: Dog Training Games with Susan Garrett - https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLphRRSxcMHy2TzttCtZVFwzwMGayAsaYe 17. YouTube Video: Susan Garrett’s Perch Work Dog Tricks (Pivots and Spins) - https://youtu.be/O6sj6fTJnFc 18. Podcast Episode 153: Dog Muzzles: Everything You Need To Know And How To Muzzle Train Dogs - https://dogsthat.com/podcast/153/ 19. Watch this Episode of Shaped by Dog on YouTube - https://youtu.be/e26e7BfX2j4
Visit us at shapedbydog.com    The expression about Vegas casinos that “the house always wins” is like the one about dog training: The environment always wins. But it doesn’t have to be true when you learn to use the  environment to your advantage. Mastering reinforcement means understanding what your dog values most, and there are many things dogs value. Once you know where the reinforcement is for your dog, you can build yourself into that reinforcement so that it is you, not the environment, winning your dog’s focus.   In the episode you'll hear:   • The role environments play in your dog’s reinforcers. • How “jackpot” dopamine creates value for dogs. • How a negative prediction error encourages dogs to repeat and escalate behavior. • Where counter surfing really starts (and it’s not at the counter). • Why you need to be aware of the thing before the thing. • How to neutralize distracting environments to win your dog’s focus. • Why training puppies and dogs in the bathroom is ideal in the beginning. • How to grow the environment in your dog training. • What to do when you know your dog will ignore you, with the example of playing with other dogs. • Why and when to give your dog surprise high value rewards. • Tips for building yourself into all the reinforcement your dog receives.   Shaped by Dog Episode 200 Online Celebration Event Register to get the news to join us for an online party for Episode 200! https://dogsthat.com/sbd-celebrate-episode-200/   Resources:   1. Podcast Episode 196: Why Mastering Reinforcement Is The Linchpin To Reinforcement Based Dog Training - https://dogsthat.com/podcast/196/ 2. Podcast Episode 174: Dopamine In Dog Training: Anticipation, Rewards, And The Transfer Of Value - https://dogsthat.com/podcast/174/ 3. Podcast Episode 172: How To Teach Your Dog Anything With My Training Plan - https://dogsthat.com/podcast/172/ 4. Podcast Episode 33: How Do I Stop My Dog Counter Surfing?! - https://dogsthat.com/podcast/33/ 5. Podcast Episode 162: Dogs Swimming: 5 Must Do Steps For Dogs Who Hate Or Love The Water - https://dogsthat.com/podcast/162/ 6. Podcast Episode 16: The Thing Before Your Dog’s Thing - https://dogsthat.com/podcast/16/ 7. YouTube Video: Understanding Your Dog's Reinforcement Zone (RZ) with Susan Garrett - https://youtu.be/OaUAScgaFAg 8. ItsYerChoice Game - https://recallers.com/iycsummit-join/ 9. Crate Games Online - https://get.crategames.com/ 10. Podcast Episode 191: Get Your Dog To Calm Down With This Common Sense Protocol For Relaxation - https://dogsthat.com/podcast/191/ 11. Podcast Episode 166: Puppy Freedom: How Much Is Too Much? - https://dogsthat.com/podcast/166/ 12. YouTube Playlist: Dog Training Games with Susan Garrett - https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLphRRSxcMHy2TzttCtZVFwzwMGayAsaYe 13. YouTube Video: Training Your Dog In New Places: Create Success With Environmental Manipulation - https://youtu.be/MPmOnTSOUJ0 14. Watch this Episode of Shaped by Dog on YouTube - https://youtu.be/u5Mi_DwU35A
Visit us at shapedbydog.com    There's a very good chance that you, like me, want to train your dog with reinforcement. It aligns with the kind of person you want to be both for your dog and for the world. To get really good behaviors with dogs as a positive reinforcement trainer, you have to get masterful at all that is reinforcing. That's the topic of this episode, and I'm including case studies of two of my dogs, Buzz and Belief and the layers of learning with reinforcement that create amazing skills.   In the episode you'll hear:   • A video review and breakdown of retrieve training with my dog, Buzz, from the 90's. • How you troubleshoot dog sports competition training using positive reinforcement. • Examples of popular, but bad, training advice I received that's still taught today. • How my puppy recalls from play brilliantly because of incremental layers of learning. • Why positive reinforcement is new and revolutionizing centuries of dog training. • How I pioneered positive reinforcement in dog agility training, even when told it would not work. • Why dog training using positive reinforcement is more reliable for recalls and more. • Why consent and cooperation create trust for nail trimming, etc. • The importance of knowing and growing what your dog values in different environments. • How dogs learn to earn reinforcement and how the value transfers to you. • Why teaching dogs "do" works better than teaching "don't." • The truth that you're one good strategy away from a better life with your dog. Shaped by Dog Episode 200 Online Celebration Event Register to get the news to join us for an online party for Episode 200! https://dogsthat.com/sbd-celebrate-episode-200/ Resources:   1. YouTube Playlist: Target Training for Dogs with Susan Garrett - https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLphRRSxcMHy3ylCyQ2bJQSCwo_ERiVHj3 2. Podcast Episode 155: 10 Ways To Teach A Sit WITHOUT A Food Lure! Unreal Results For Puppies And Dogs Of All Ages - https://dogsthat.com/podcast/155/ 3. Podcast Episode 145: 10 Ways To Teach A Dog To Lay Down And How To Shape It Without Luring - https://dogsthat.com/podcast/145/ 4. YouTube Video: Puppy Belief's Training Progress Update: 9 Months Old - https://youtu.be/b6HBZKx7jNs 5. Podcast Episode 146: Balanced Dog Training: Does It Really Exist? - https://dogsthat.com/podcast/146/ 6. YouTube Video: Understanding Your Dog's Reinforcement Zone (RZ) with Susan Garrett - https://youtu.be/OaUAScgaFAg 7. Podcast Episode 107: Pedicure Please: 3 Steps To Dog Nail Trimming Or Grooming Success At Home! - https://dogsthat.com/podcast/107/ 8. YouTube Playlist: Susan Garrett's Dog Training Philosophy and Training Processes - https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLphRRSxcMHy2An5_3KqDPqFVV6J6dYsYx 9. Tasty Treats Recipe eBook - https://dogsthat.com/tastytreats/ 10. YouTube Playlist: Reinforcement, Permissions and Transfer of Value in Dog Training with Susan Garrett - https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLphRRSxcMHy1IUj_4P54q2PIuLNtnXjFO 11. Blog Post with Video: The Transfer of Value in Dog Training - https://susangarrettdogagility.com/2018/02/transfer-of-value-in-dog-training/ 12. Podcast Episode 190: Using Daily Quickies To Fast Track Your Dog Training And Grow Your Dog’s Skills - https://dogsthat.com/podcast/190/ 13. Learn to Play ItsYerChoice - https://recallers.com/iycsummit-join/ 14. Crate Games Online - https://get.crategames.com/ 15. Podcast Episode 191: Get Your Dog To Calm Down With This Common Sense Protocol For Relaxation - https://dogsthat.com/podcast/191/ 16. Watch this Episode of Shaped by Dog on YouTube - https://youtu.be/aDe3GiJRXVg
Visit us at shapedbydog.com    Why would a dog training program work or not work for some people? I had the chance to approach dog training from a place of curiosity on social media recently and learned a lot. There was also a comment that got me thinking about approaches to dog training, especially our mind's approach. How our mind matters for dog training success is the topic of this episode, plus I have some bonus book recommendations and a Wag Nation special enrollment surprise.   In the episode you'll hear:   • The two types of students guaranteed to get dog training results. • The difference between successful and lackluster training outcomes. • How our intentional mindset determines our outcomes. • About nature vs. nurture and our ability to change at any time. • About fixed vs. growth mindset in relation to your dog. • Why we should challenge labels and fixed mindsets with curiosity. • About noticing how you show up for others when "squeezed" by life. • How to pinpoint what's holding you back from achieving dog training goals. • The characteristics of students who thrive in DogsThat classrooms. • Where to find lessons in failure. • What we can learn from "The 4 Disciplines of Execution". • About the book "Measure What Matters". • That anyone can achieve a growth mindset. • How to get our Wag Nation and Home School the Dog discount bundle. Wag Nation and Home School the Dog Valetine’s Opportunity Valentine’s Week Bundle https://dogsthat.com/love-wn/ Resources: 1. *Book - Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol S. Dweck - https://geni.us/mindset-book 2. *Book - The 4 Disciplines of Execution by Chris McChesney, Sean Covey, Jim Huling - https://geni.us/4-disciplines 3. *Book - Measure What Matters Paperback by John Doerr - https://geni.us/measurewhatmatters 4. Podcast Episode 150: Adding Mindset To Your Dog Training Tools: Who Do You Become? - https://dogsthat.com/podcast/150/ 5. Podcast Episode 186: 2 Types Of Connection With Dogs: Dog Agility And Daily Life Case Studies - https://dogsthat.com/podcast/186/ 6. Podcast Episode 121: How To Stop Dogs Jumping Up On People - https://dogsthat.com/podcast/121/ 7. Podcast Episode 190: Using Daily Quickies To Fast Track Your Dog Training And Grow Your Dog’s Skills - https://dogsthat.com/podcast/190/ 8. Watch this Episode of Shaped by Dog on YouTube - https://youtu.be/LRBmRAHjQ9w *Amazon Links Disclosure: As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Susan only recommends products she uses herself, and all opinions expressed here are her own. The link above is an affiliate link that, at no additional cost to you, we may earn a small commission if you decide to buy from it. Thank you! 
Visit us at shapedbydog.com    Have you ever watched those of us who have dogs on the same wavelength as us, and we ask them to do something, and they do it immediately? The dogs are excited and engaged, keen to listen, and can't wait for the next thing we ask them to do. Now, you might look at your dog’s behavior and think, "that's not possible for me!" but I believe it is possible for you, and I believe the possibility is closer than you may think.   In the episode you'll hear:   • How having a dog enthused to work with you is easier than you think. • The three possible relationships we have with dogs and why I want harmony. • Why being curious about outcomes creates success. • A reminder that progress is not linear but a journey of peaks and valleys that teach us. • How to create value for yourself in your dog's eyes • Tips for transfer of value with a puppy or rescue dog. • Why playing games creates confidence and joy in your dog. • How the layers of learning stack so your dog can be brilliant and engaged. • That behavior is information about what a dog needs and their communication. • Why giving dogs a choice makes them enthusiastic about engaging with us. • About considering ego or soul in your relationship with your dog. Crate Games and ItsYerChoice Get Crate Games Online: https://get.crategames.com/ Learn how to play ItsYerChoice: https://recallers.com/iycsummit-join/   Resources:   1. Podcast Episode 189: All The Things That Influence Your Dog’s Behavior And What Behavior Tells You - https://dogsthat.com/podcast/189/ 2. Podcast Episode 177: Dog Training Outside The Box: Transfer Of Value Case Study - https://dogsthat.com/podcast/177/ 3. YouTube Playlist: Puppy Essentials with Susan Garrett Dog Training - https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLphRRSxcMHy2hywpv3Md3HbWWPPbVF8W5 4. Podcast Episode 78: How to Train a Rescue Dog with Behavior Problems - https://dogsthat.com/podcast/78/ 5. YouTube Playlist: How to Train a Dog to Sit and Stay: Step-by-Step Guide with Susan Garrett - https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLphRRSxcMHy2Hq4zfUmUf5VKNGAn3gwsD 6. Podcast Episode 145: 10 Ways To Teach A Dog To Lay Down And How To Shape It Without Luring - https://dogsthat.com/podcast/145/ 7. YouTube Playlist: Reinforcement, Permissions and Transfer of Value in Dog Training with Susan Garrett - https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLphRRSxcMHy1IUj_4P54q2PIuLNtnXjFO 8. YouTube Video: Puppy's First Training with Susan Garrett: Shaping, Targeting and Collar Conditioning - https://youtu.be/ticB_1Twx6E 9. Podcast Episode 40: Using A Head Halter On A Dog, Why My Approach Is So Different - https://dogsthat.com/podcast/40/ 10. Podcast Episode 153: Dog Muzzles: Everything You Need To Know And How To Muzzle Train Dogs - https://dogsthat.com/podcast/153/ 11. YouTube Playlist: Dog Training Games with Susan Garrett - https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLphRRSxcMHy2TzttCtZVFwzwMGayAsaYe 12. Home School the Dog - https://dogsthat.com/hstd-joinnow/ 13. Recallers - https://recallers.com/ 14. Watch this Episode of Shaped by Dog on YouTube - https://youtu.be/SdCQuzXcm2M
Visit us at shapedbydog.com    Somebody has likely told you that not all dogs can be trained the same way and that different methods are needed for different dogs. Is there truth behind this? I'm covering how different dogs might need different training approaches, but the word philosophy should replace method. Plus, I'm sharing why the dog training philosophy I choose aligns with my heart and an invitation to everyone to consider trying something different.   In the episode you'll hear:   • How any dog can be trained using kindness, clarity and choice-based games. • Why my philosophy doesn't involve the use of positive punishment. • That the expectations of ourselves should be higher than those we put on our dogs. • The difference between dog training philosophies and dog training techniques. • How my training approach will differ for dogs as individuals. • About the dark history of dog training and its slow evolution. • How my training method was mocked decades ago but is now widely adopted. • My invitation to open-minded dog trainers who use positive punishment. • How confirmation bias subtly influences our worldviews. • Why I choose to train with kindness, choice, clarity, and positive reinforcement. • Different ways I change my training technique based on what a dog needs.   Resources   1. Podcast Episode 150: Adding Mindset To Your Dog Training Tools: Who Do You Become? - https://dogsthat.com/podcast/150/ 2. Podcast Episode 146: Balanced Dog Training: Does It Really Exist? - https://dogsthat.com/podcast/146/ 3. Podcast Episode 33: How Do I Stop My Dog Counter Surfing?! - https://dogsthat.com/podcast/33/ 4. Podcast Episode 189: All The Things That Influence Your Dog’s Behavior And What Behavior Tells You - https://dogsthat.com/podcast/189/ 5. Podcast Episode 176: Why Your Dog’s Emotions Are A Critical Element Of Dog Training - https://dogsthat.com/podcast/176/ 6. Podcast Episode 46: Is Your Dog Trying to Dominate You and What You Can Do About It - https://dogsthat.com/podcast/46/ 7. Podcast Episode 187: When To Listen To Your Heart In Dog Training - https://dogsthat.com/podcast/187/ 8. Podcast Episode 175: Food Luring VS Shaping In Dog Training: How Science Changed How I Teach Dogs - https://dogsthat.com/podcast/175/ 9. Podcast Episode 8: Get Your Dog in the Belief Loop of Awesome - https://dogsthat.com/podcast/8/ 10. YouTube Playlist: Susan Garrett's Dog Training Philosophy and Training Processes - https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLphRRSxcMHy2An5_3KqDPqFVV6J6dYsYx 11. Watch this Episode of Shaped by Dog on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xH1JqN34Sr0&feature=youtu.be
Visit us at shapedbydog.com    This episode is brought to you by YOU! I’m answering questions submitted on the DogsThat socials on wide ranging aspects of life with dogs – including how human personality types impact training and dog choice, perseverance when progress stalls, fixing broken recall words, over-aroused dogs, barking in hounds, my fitness regimen, living with littermates, ignoring wildlife, weave poles, handling the unexpected, and so much more.   In the episode you'll hear:   • Answers to your popular questions about dogs. • Does an owner’s personality influence their dog training? • How to persevere in the midst of a dog training struggle. • How to fix a broken recall word and when to replace it. • What are dog instincts and over-arousal, and can they be inhibited or leveraged? • How do you get hounds to stop barking? • How do you physically train yourself? • Advice for training littermates - multiple dogs that are siblings with separation anxiety. • How to become an accredited reinforcement-based dog trainer in an unregulated industry. • When to start weave poles for agility dogs? • Thoughts on office dog behavior and training requirements? • Best car travel safety tips and products for dogs of all sizes? • What to do when another dog attacks yours? • How to react during sudden scares on walks and loud noises. • Is there any breed unfit for first-time dog owners? • Coping with cliques in dog sports. • How do you train a dog to ignore wildlife? Recallers Discover more and join our waitlist: https://recallers.com/   Resources   1. DogsThat on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/susangarrettdogsthat/ 2. DogsThat on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/susangarrettdogagility 3. YouTube Playlist: Dog Won't Listen or Ignores You? - https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLphRRSxcMHy0HiauCoyVrDAWr1VeAWPES 4. Podcast Episode 191: Get Your Dog To Calm Down With This Common Sense Protocol For Relaxation - https://dogsthat.com/podcast/191/ 5. Functional Patterns - https://functionalpatterns.com/pages/find-a-practitioner 6. Podcast Episode 181: Training Multiple Dogs to Wait Turns and Relax - https://dogsthat.com/podcast/181/ 7. Podcast Episode 37: Dog Training As a Career - https://dogsthat.com/podcast/37/ 8. The Academy for Dog Trainers (Jean Donaldson) - https://www.academyfordogtrainers.com/ 9. IAABC - https://m.iaabc.org/ 10. Karen Pryor Academy - https://karenpryoracademy.com/ 11. Susan Garrett’s Playlists on our DogsThat YouTube Channel - https://www.youtube.com/@DogsThat/playlists 12. Podcast Episode 164: The Danger Of Car Travel For Dogs: Evaluating Your Risk - https://dogsthat.com/podcast/164/ 13. Podcast Episode 45: My Dog Just Got Jumped, Now What? - https://dogsthat.com/podcast/45/ 14. YouTube Video: Should My Dog Be Off Leash Right Now? - https://youtu.be/CiygnLThS6Y 15. Podcast Episode 24: Help for Dogs who Chase Chipmunks, Bicycles, and Neighbor’s Cats (Distraction IntensityIndex) - https://dogsthat.com/podcast/24/ 16. Watch this Episode of Shaped by Dog on YouTube - https://youtu.be/12oI1_gKwMs
Visit us at shapedbydog.com    Imagine having a way to trigger your dog to relax. Consider the benefits and applications in everyday life like vet visits, the groomers or travel. It’s not hypnosis. It’s a protocol involving conditioning, capturing and shaping your dog’s behavior to create calm in key moments. The ability to cue relaxation is valuable for ALL dogs, not just those who are hyper or anxious. In fact, we all have personal relaxation protocols, and in this episode, I’m sharing what I frequently use for myself and my dogs to settle down.   In the episode you'll hear:   • Why every dog should have a protocol for relaxation regardless of temperament. • About common triggers for relaxation and ones I use for my dogs. • How to help anxious or over aroused dogs with intentional calming mannerisms. • My breathing technique for triggering the parasympathetic nervous system to counter stress. • How to induce a calm state for dogs step-by-step. • Why we play ItsYerChoice to help dogs relax. • How to positively condition your dog’s relaxation trigger. • My capturing technique and tips when dogs are in their “chill zones”. • When to begin shaping and adding a calm release word. • How to assess your dog’s emotional state with TEMP and an app. • About using a remote feeder to add duration to the chill zone. ItsYerChoice Summit Learn how to play ItsYerChoice: https://recallers.com/iycsummit-join/   Resources   1. Podcast Episode 86: How to Train Unmotivated or Overexcited Dogs - https://dogsthat.com/podcast/86/ 2. Podcast Episode 107: Pedicure Please: 3 Steps To Dog Nail Trimming Or Grooming Success At Home! - https://dogsthat.com/podcast/107/ 3. Dirty Dog Doormats - https://dgspetproducts.com/products/dirty-dog-doormats 4. Podcast Episode 136: Help Your Excited Dog Calm Down And Stop Barking, Lunging, Spinning, Nipping - https://dogsthat.com/podcast/136/ 5. Podcast Episode 189: All The Things That Influence Your Dog’s Behavior And What Behavior Tells You - https://dogsthat.com/podcast/189/ 6. Podcast Episode 171: Dog Training With Layered Shaping: Why Classical Conditioning Must Come First - https://dogsthat.com/podcast/171/ 7. Podcast Episode 151: How Location Specific Reinforcement Markers Will Improve Your Dog Training! - https://dogsthat.com/podcast/151/ 8. Podcast Episode 180: Taking Your Puppy To A Café Or Restaurant: Socialization Success - https://dogsthat.com/podcast/180/ 9. Podcast Episode 4: T.E.M.P. (Tail, Eyes/Ears, Mouth, Posture) - https://dogsthat.com/podcast/4/ 10. Cardalis App - iOS - https://apps.apple.com/us/app/cardalis/id569166179 11. Cardalis App - Android - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ceva.cardalisv2&hl=en_AU&gl=US&pli=1 12. *PetSafe Treat and Train Remote Reward Dog Trainer - https://geni.us/treat-train 13. *PETGEEK IQ Training Treat Dispenser - https://geni.us/petgeek-dispenser 14. Podcast Episode 190: Using Daily Quickies To Fast Track Your Dog Training And Grow Your Dog's Skills - https://dogsthat.com/podcast/190/ 15. Watch this Episode of Shaped by Dog on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FRmLd4k5qGk&feature=youtu.be   *Amazon Links Disclosure: As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Susan only recommends products she uses herself, and all opinions expressed here are her own. The link above is an affiliate link that, at no additional cost to you, we may earn a small commission if you decide to buy from it. Thank you!
Visit us at shapedbydog.com    In August 2021, I released a special video about my dog, This!, titled “Normalizing Imperfection in Dog Training”, covering our challenges so that everyone with a dog knows that struggling at some point in life together is completely normal. In that video, I encouraged everyone to take daily action to make tomorrow better than today for you and your dog. It doesn’t mean blocking out big chunks of time. Dog training with “Daily Quickies” is how I get so much accomplished without having long dog training sessions, and in this episode, I’m covering how easy it can be so that you can put it into action.   In the episode you'll hear:   • How to intentionally build behaviors in short training sessions aka “Daily Quickies”. • That all behavior is either growing or falling to pieces unless we're mindful about reinforcement. • My priorities for training husbandry, manners, life skills and dog sports skills. • That conditioning positive emotional responses for dogs to husbandry is critical. • How Daily Quickies differ from formal training sessions. • Examples of short games to play for loose leash walking. • How splitting behaviors down into quick games contributes to growing skills and confidence. • Why using Daily Quickies helps you become a person who sees what's possible for dogs.   Resources:   1. YouTube Video: Normalizing Imperfection in Dog Training - https://youtu.be/X_f1hm_XhJM 2. Podcast Episode 131: How Would Susan Garrett Plan Your Dog Training Sessions? - https://dogsthat.com/podcast/131/ 3. Podcast Episode 141: Average Or Better Dog Training Question: What Did You Just Reward? - https://dogsthat.com/podcast/141/ 4. YouTube Playlist: Reinforcement, Permissions and Transfer of Value in Dog Training with Susan Garrett - https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLphRRSxcMHy1IUj_4P54q2PIuLNtnXjFO 5. YouTube Playlist: The Emotional State of Dogs with Susan Garrett - https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLphRRSxcMHy29pv3_9b7DZdMFJL9ZJPMy 6. Podcast Episode 107: Pedicure Please: 3 Steps To Dog Nail Trimming Or Grooming Success At Home! - https://dogsthat.com/podcast/107/ 7. YouTube Playlist: Cooperative Care and Consent in Dog Training with Susan Garrett - https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLphRRSxcMHy1wgUlMBX63miIBBpxE-DAO 8. YouTube Playlist: Help For Dogs Jumping Up and Excited Greetings: Creating Calm with Susan Garrett - https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLphRRSxcMHy3KQXSC-3IzEdBgBetrl2YP 9. YouTube Playlist: Loose Leash Walking with Susan Garrett - https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLphRRSxcMHy1mGMfdVKXq_hiJ27Ej1shW 10. Podcast Episode 134: How To Teach A Dog Stay WITHOUT Luring, Collar Pops Or Using The Word “Stay” - https://dogsthat.com/podcast/134/ 11. Podcast Episode 172: How To Teach Your Dog Anything With My Training Plan - https://dogsthat.com/podcast/172/ 12. YouTube Playlist: Dog Training Games with Susan Garrett - https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLphRRSxcMHy2TzttCtZVFwzwMGayAsaYe 13. YouTube Video: Susan Garrett’s Perch Work Dog Tricks (Pivots and Spins) - https://youtu.be/O6sj6fTJnFc 14. Podcast Episode 153: Dog Muzzles: Everything You Need To Know And How To Muzzle Train Dogs - https://dogsthat.com/podcast/153/ 15. Podcast Episode 40: Using A Head Halter On A Dog, Why My Approach Is So Different - https://dogsthat.com/podcast/40/ 16. Podcast Episode 155: 10 Ways To Teach A Sit WITHOUT A Food Lure! Unreal Results For Puppies And Dogs Of All Ages - https://dogsthat.com/podcast/155/ 17. YouTube Playlist: Target Training for Dogs with Susan Garrett - https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLphRRSxcMHy3ylCyQ2bJQSCwo_ERiVHj3 18. Podcast Episode 32: 20 Easy Ways to Exercise Your Dog at Home - https://dogsthat.com/podcast/32/ 19. YouTube Video: 5 Games for Puppies - https://youtu.be/Hxd1sVEQp2Y 20. Podcast Episode 95: How Playing with Your Dog Like a Puppy Can Reduce Fear - https://dogsthat.com/podcast/95/ 21. YouTube Video: Teach Your Dog To Down On Cue: Easy Shaping With A Bed - https://youtu.be/P3z76PAz9AE 22. Podcast Episode 145: 10 Ways To Teach A Dog To Lay Down And How To Shape It Without Luring - https://dogsthat.com/podcast/145/ 23. DogsThat YouTube Channel Playlists - https://www.youtube.com/@DogsThat/playlists 24. Watch this Episode of Shaped by Dog on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JGUB1REiIlA
Visit us at shapedbydog.com    Recently I came across an envelope containing all my report cards from kindergarten through university. Reading over my teachers' comments was an enlightening study of behavior and how I adapted in the face of challenges. I'm sharing what I noticed with you as there's a parallel with dog behavior and why they do the things they do. Behavior can fall into seven distinct categories, and understanding the influence of each category is massively beneficial for us to know what dogs are communicating.   In the episode you'll hear:   • An overview of my school report cards and what they show about my behavior changing. • How my teachers’ observations reflected the adaptations I made due to dyslexia. • Why labels, absolutes and assumptions about a dog can limit their learning. • That dog training is never a linear path, and we are always relationship building. • About the 7 categories of Genetics, Health, Education, Exercise, Sleep, Environment and Nutrition and how each can influence a dog’s behavior. • That our dog’s behavior is information and gives us great feedback to help them. • Why the question “what else might be true” is vital to ask yourself. • That unconditional love means allowing your dog to communicate through behavior.   Resources:   1. Podcast Episode 50: Can Your Worst Challenge Make You a Better Dog Trainer? - https://dogsthat.com/podcast/50/ 2. Podcast Episode 71: Pro Dog Trainer’s Secret to Help Your Naughty Dog - https://dogsthat.com/podcast/71/ 3. Podcast Episode 186: 2 Types Of Connection With Dogs: Dog Agility And Daily Life Case Studies - https://dogsthat.com/podcast/186/ 4. YouTube Video: Normalizing Imperfection in Dog Training - https://youtu.be/X_f1hm_XhJM 5. Podcast Episode 188: Why You Should Change Your Strategy Rather Than Your Criteria When Dog Training - https://dogsthat.com/podcast/188/ 6. Podcast Episode 74: Yes, Susan Garrett’s Dogs Sniff On Walks - https://dogsthat.com/podcast/74/ 7. YouTube Playlist: Puppy Essentials with Susan Garrett Dog Training - https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLphRRSxcMHy2hywpv3Md3HbWWPPbVF8W5 8. YouTube Playlist: Fearful Dogs Help with Susan Garrett - https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLphRRSxcMHy0KAsqgnkMWv0v-5JGjNQG_ 9. YouTube Playlist: Exercising Your Dog's Body and Mind: Tips and Games with Susan Garrett - https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLphRRSxcMHy1ISzbaoCNh0NyLg3qgDG58 10. Podcast Episode 120: The Rhythm Of Life With Puppies And Dogs - https://dogsthat.com/podcast/120/ 11. Podcast Episode 62: 12 Keys to Helping My Dogs Live a Long and Happy Life - https://dogsthat.com/podcast/62/ 12. YouTube Playlist: Susan Garrett's Dog Training Philosophy and Training Processes - https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLphRRSxcMHy2An5_3KqDPqFVV6J6dYsYx 13. Podcast Episode 46: Is Your Dog Trying to Dominate You and What You Can Do About It - https://dogsthat.com/podcast/46/ 14. Podcast Episode 150: Adding Mindset To Your Dog Training Tools: Who Do You Become? - https://dogsthat.com/podcast/150/ 15. Watch this Episode of Shaped by Dog on YouTube - https://youtu.be/Tce597xfqA4
Visit us at shapedbydog.com    As a professional dog trainer, I regularly see a lot of people working with their dogs. A common error people make when things don’t go well is changing criteria in the middle of training to help their dogs be successful. At first glance, this might make sense, but today we’re talking about why it’s a huge mistake, where it could lead you, and what you can do instead.   In the episode you'll hear:   • Why criteria will help your dog and reduce frustration. • The reason changing your strategy is better than changing the goal. • How consistently reinforcing the behavior you want creates clarity. • Why to remember that ‘sometimes’ is ‘anytime’ for dogs. • How to create calm confidence and set training up for your dog’s success. • About splitting things down to grow correct behaviors without changing criteria. • Examples of changing strategy with weaving and targeting in agility and trick training backing up.   Resources:   1. Podcast Episode 155: 10 Ways To Teach A Sit WITHOUT A Food Lure! Unreal Results For Puppies And Dogs Of All Ages - https://dogsthat.com/podcast/155/ 2. Podcast Episode 172: How To Teach Your Dog Anything With My Training Plan - https://dogsthat.com/podcast/172/ 3. Podcast Episode 114: Dog Agility Training: 3 Big Mistakes All Dog Owners Should Avoid - https://dogsthat.com/podcast/114/ 4. Podcast Episode 141: Average Or Better Dog Training Question: What Did You Just Reward? - https://dogsthat.com/podcast/141/ 5. Podcast Episode 27: Do Dogs Need Rules? - https://dogsthat.com/podcast/27/ 6. YouTube Playlist: Loose Leash Walking with Susan Garrett - https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLphRRSxcMHy1mGMfdVKXq_hiJ27Ej1shW 7. Crate Games Online - https://get.crategames.com/ 8. Podcast Episode 110: Is Your Over-Aroused Dog Just Over-Faced In Training? - https://dogsthat.com/podcast/110/ 9. Podcast Episode 139: Remove Confusion And Build Your Dog’s Confidence With One Simple Dog Training Habit - https://dogsthat.com/podcast/139/ 10. YouTube Playlist: Target Training for Dogs with Susan Garrett - https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLphRRSxcMHy3ylCyQ2bJQSCwo_ERiVHj3 11. Podcast Episode 87: Canine Fitness: Why ALL Dogs Need It And 3 Easy Exercises To Start - https://dogsthat.com/podcast/87/ 12. Podcast Episode 32: 20 Easy Ways to Exercise Your Dog at Home (Includes Back Up) - https://dogsthat.com/podcast/32/ 13. Watch this Episode of Shaped by Dog on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HbpocBiKbfM
Visit us at shapedbydog.com   I’ve met a lot of people at the crossroads of their dog training and looking to go in a more reinforcement-based direction, but they’re worried it won’t work due to old beliefs and habits. Unless you were one of the lucky few to learn nothing but reinforcement-based dog training, leaving behind the familiar for something new naturally creates fear and vulnerability, especially when surrounded by so-called ‘experts’ and naysayers when you encounter challenges. We’re covering how to recognize belief loops that could be holding you back.   In the episode you'll hear:   • That safety for everyone is your first priority in dog training. • Why to choose your experts carefully for your sake and your dog’s well-being. • The reasons dog training knowledge should always be growing and evolving. • How belief loops and confirmation bias impact your dog training and decisions. • Why it’s not necessary to be your dog’s dominant leader. • About protecting yourself from naysayers and uninformed opinions. • Why giving dogs opportunities to earn high value reinforcement creates deep connection.   Resources:   1. Podcast Episode 112: Stressed Dog? How Trigger Stacking Might Be Putting Your Dog Over Threshold - https://dogsthat.com/podcast/112/ 2. Podcast Episode 58: How to Create Kid Friendly Dogs and Dog Friendly Kids - https://dogsthat.com/podcast/58/ 3. YouTube Playlist: Dog Bite Prevention with Susan Garrett - https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLphRRSxcMHy2Cvc3386SVYrHSEgh5Pl0b 4. YouTube Playlist: Dog Body Language, Communication Signals, and How to Read Dogs with Susan Garrett - https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLphRRSxcMHy2IwzRwAWcG0yK8oez1nPU0 5. YouTube Playlist: Reactive or Aggressive Dogs: Key Insights with Susan Garrett - https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLphRRSxcMHy0Tbd6ZybIXgJk3mtpBLLk7 6. YouTube Playlist: Susan Garrett's Dog Training Philosophy and Training Processes - https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLphRRSxcMHy2An5_3KqDPqFVV6J6dYsYx 7. Podcast Episode 46: Is Your Dog Trying to Dominate You and What You Can Do About It - https://dogsthat.com/podcast/46/ 8. Podcast Episode 8: Get Your Dog in the Belief Loop of Awesome - https://dogsthat.com/podcast/8/ 9. Podcast Episode 100: Dog Training: The Most Important Lesson I Can Share - https://dogsthat.com/podcast/100/ 10. YouTube Playlist: Reinforcement, Permissions and Transfer of Value in Dog Training with Susan Garrett - https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLphRRSxcMHy1IUj_4P54q2PIuLNtnXjFO 11. Podcast Episode 24: Help for Dogs who Chase Chipmunks, Bicycles, and Neighbor’s Cats (Distraction Intensity Index) - https://dogsthat.com/podcast/24/ 12. Watch this Episode of Shaped by Dog on YouTube - https://youtu.be/lb6sGuqE6mk
Visit us at shapedbydog.com    Over the years I’ve asked my students to describe the connection with their dog in different environments. How is it different inside your house versus your front yard? What about the park? Or, around other dogs or children? Often the response describes the emotional connection “to” their dog; not the two-way connection “with” their dog. We’re covering what that difference is between the connection to versus connection with our dogs, why it's super important to understand, and how growing one can also grow the other.   In the episode you'll hear:   • How connection TO a dog differs from connection WITH a dog. • What weakens and strengthens the relationship we have with dogs. • Common words used about dogs that signal a connection crisis. • The reasons understanding and empathy will grow your relationship. • How the sport of dog agility, or any dog sport, is like an amplifier of connection. • Why it's essential to protect your dog's confidence when beginning agility. • How one of my agility students, Jenny, went from overwhelmed to elite competitor with her Siberian Huskies. • The story of Cait's Shiba Inu, Moshi, a pandemic puppy, and how their connection evolved. • That game by game, layer and layer, you can see the connection with your dog blossom.   Connected Dog Video Series Click Here To View The Videos And Play The Games (https://dogsthat.com/cybercentral/)   Resources:   1. Hear From Jenny Kerwick About Her Amazing Agility Transformation - https://youtu.be/UbJhz6pbYtg 2. Watch The Story of Moshi the Shia Inu And Growing Connection With Cait - https://youtu.be/G7kz051u7uU 3. Podcast Episode 36: Puppy Selection: How I Do It and Why I Didn’t This! Time - https://dogsthat.com/podcast/36/ 4. YouTube Video: Normalizing Imperfection in Dog Training - https://youtu.be/X_f1hm_XhJM 5. Podcast Episode 122: Being Present With Empathy In Dog Training - https://dogsthat.com/podcast/122/ 6. Podcast Episode 114: Dog Agility Training: 3 Big Mistakes All Dog Owners Should Avoid - https://dogsthat.com/podcast/114/ 7. Watch this Episode of Shaped by Dog on YouTube - https://youtu.be/2xDj32Ff0Ng
Visit us at shapedbydog.com    As a professional dog trainer, I can assure you there are six words that your dog training coach never wants to hear. You might think those words are "but he does it at home," and that's close, but they are actually "tried that and it didn't work". We're covering what's going on with those words for you, your dog, and your coach and how to turn it around. Considering alternative dialogues promotes critical thinking and keeps communications open.   In the episode you'll hear:   • What to consider when your dog doesn't respond to training methods. • Why anyone can call themselves a professional dog trainer. • What Bob Bailey says about anyone being able to train anything given enough time. • That when you say, "it didn't work," you might be shaping your coach. • A better strategy that you can use to get great feedback. • That none of us know what our dogs are thinking. • Why you want a conversation based on intentionally clear statements and questions. • What tactics help if you are the coach hearing "it doesn't work". • Why dog trainers should consider their role and goal with students. • That we need to be more intentional about the action we are taking.   Resources:   1. Podcast Episode 142: Giving And Receiving Constructive Feedback About Your Dog Training - https://dogsthat.com/podcast/142/ 2. Podcast Episode 184: Proofing Vs Generalizing In Dog Training To Grow Skills And Confidence - https://dogsthat.com/podcast/184/ 3. Podcast Episode 157: Dog Body Language: Understanding Canine Communication Signals And Emotions - https://dogsthat.com/podcast/157/ 4. Podcast Episode 182: The Game Within The Game: How To Multiply Your Dog’s Reinforcements - https://dogsthat.com/podcast/182/ 5. Podcast Episode 133: Become Your Own Dog Training Coach With This Video Strategy - https://dogsthat.com/podcast/133/ 6. Podcast Episode 83: The Dog Training You Do When You’re Not Dog Training - https://dogsthat.com/podcast/83/ 7. Watch this Episode of Shaped by Dog on YouTube - https://youtu.be/2Y8lomnqt7Y
Visit us at shapedbydog.com    When I first started dog training 30 or so years ago, I was studying the sport of dog obedience because I wanted to compete. We were taught to lure our dog to do what we wanted and then move to the proofing stage. When proofing, we were looking for errors to test how well the dog understood what we’d taught them. And if our dog failed, we were instructed to give them a correction. What if we changed our mindset from proofing to building confidence? We’re covering how to help our dogs clearly understand what we want in any location and situation.   In the episode you'll hear:   • How you can have a well-trained dog without using corrections and intimidation. • What proofing in dog training is and why it can create unrealistic expectations. • About the acquisition and fluency stages of training a dog. • How we can look at any behavior we are training as just one trick. • That fluency will let you know what your dog really understands. • How to generalize behavior, so your dog has the confidence to perform anywhere. • Why generalizing leads to environmental neutrality for dogs. • Bob Bailey’s 80% rule and using Jean Donaldson’s ““Push, Stick or Drop” to determine that 80%.   Resources:   1. Podcast Episode 172: How To Teach Your Dog Anything With My Training Plan – 5C - https://dogsthat.com/podcast/172/ 2. Podcast Episode 24: Help for Dogs who Chase Chipmunks, Bicycles, and Neighbor’s Cats (Distraction Intensity Index) - https://dogsthat.com/podcast/24/ 3. Blog Post: Head Games - https://susangarrettdogagility.com/2009/10/head-games/ 4. YouTube Video: Susan Garrett Riffs on Transfer of Value in Dog Training (and water loving Labradors) - https://youtu.be/clFlutZ0mls 5. Watch this Episode of Shaped by Dog on YouTube - https://youtu.be/FKUo3NWXhLE
Visit us at shapedbydog.com     Have you ever been in a dog training situation and felt you are in the wrong place as your dog is not responding like other dogs? Or have you ever thought that your dog is not like other dogs? It could be in a dog training class, a workshop or an online course, and you see other people training and think your dog doesn’t compare. You are not alone, and it’s why I often say to my students, “train the dog in front of you” and “meet your dog where they’re at” so that you and your dog can be a confident team.   In the episode you'll hear:   • What I witnessed happen to a Jack Russell Terrier in group stays at a dog obedience class. • Why we need to believe what our dogs are telling us. • How to use the 5C Pyramid to protect and grow confidence for you and your dog. • Tips on how to know if a dog is ready for challenge. • That your dog not doing what other dogs do does not make your dog bad or you less of a trainer. • Why our dog’s issues are opportunities to grow a deeper connection with them. • How to understand what the dog in front of you needs right now. • What I did with my dog Buzz at agility class when he was young and overexcited. • Why we can set goals, but our dogs set the pace of their training.   Resources:   1. Podcast Episode 172: How To Teach Your Dog Anything With My Training Plan – 5C - https://dogsthat.com/podcast/172/ 2. Podcast Episode 138: Frantic Dog? Are You Training Both The Hold And The Do? - https://dogsthat.com/podcast/138/ 3. Podcast Episode 29: Understanding and Preventing Reactivity and Aggression in Your Dog - https://dogsthat.com/podcast/29/ 4. Podcast Episode 168: Creating Confidence For Anxious, Stressed Or Reactive Dogs Part 1 - https://dogsthat.com/podcast/168/ 5. Podcast Episode 169: Dog Training A Stressed, Anxious Or Reactive Dog Part 2 - https://dogsthat.com/podcast/169/ 6. YouTube Video: Susan Garrett’s Perch Work Dog Tricks (Pivots and Spins) – Hot Zone - https://youtu.be/O6sj6fTJnFc 7. Crate Games Online - https://get.crategames.com/ 8. YouTube Playlist: Target Training for Dogs with Susan Garrett - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLphRRSxcMHy3ylCyQ2bJQSCwo_ERiVHj3 9. YouTube Playlist: Dog Body Language, Communication Signals, and How to Read Dogs with Susan Garrett - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLphRRSxcMHy2IwzRwAWcG0yK8oez1nPU0 10. Watch this Episode of Shaped by Dog on YouTube - https://youtu.be/wORARsMN85Y
Visit us at shapedbydog.com     To the uninitiated, reinforcement based dog training looks as if you have to walk around with a boatload of cookies or else you are not going to get your dog to do what you want. That’s just not true. But if you are carrying cookies everywhere, I’m covering how we go about reinforcement based training differently so that you can transfer the value of those cookies to you with games within games.   In the episode you'll hear:   • What I learned about games in a summer job on a dairy farm. • The definition of primary and secondary reinforcers. • An example of a game-within-a-game to teach a dog to easily line up at your side. • The steps to using a hand target for your dog to line up to your side. • What the Karate Kid has to do with dog training. • How the transfer of value works with games within games. • About a game I played at Chicken Camp with Bob and Marian Bailey. • How the transfer of value from games creates connection, focus and drive. • All the reasons my dogs sit at doors, and it’s not about being a control freak. • That all of life is a game-within-a-game creating a deep connection with our dogs.   Resources:   1. YouTube Playlist: Susan Garrett's Dog Training Philosophy and Training Processes - https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLphRRSxcMHy2An5_3KqDPqFVV6J6dYsYx 2. Podcast Episode 68: 3 Easy Tricks Every Dog Should Know - https://dogsthat.com/podcast/68/ 3. Podcast Episode 5: What is Shaping And How Can Dogs Shape Us - https://dogsthat.com/podcast/5/ 4. Podcast Episode 147: Teach Your Dog To Listen Off Leash And Far Away - https://dogsthat.com/podcast/147/ 5. Podcast Episode 172: How To Teach Your Dog Anything With My Training Plan - https://dogsthat.com/podcast/172/ 6. Crate Games Online - https://get.crategames.com/ 7. Watch this Episode of Shaped by Dog on YouTube - https://youtu.be/PzFKfs90VXA
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ca. min 5 - that's how I taught my dog tugging 😍

Jun 3rd
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great

May 13th
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Rugglevision Justine

Very very helpful, thank you! Clear and effective. I used to give up when my dog stopped accepting treats and games in the face of distractions. Your process makes much more sense.

May 6th
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live it!

Feb 15th
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Shannon Mainwaring

We are getting a puppy in a couple of months and I discovered your Podcast and utube videos during my search to be prepared. I love your training philosophy, I have watched other videos and listened to other podcasts and I find myself critiquing their lessons to what I have picked up from you. I am now on the second round of listening to your podcasts! I am confident I will have a wonderful relationship with our new puppy because of you. Thank you! Shannon M. El Dorado County, California

Aug 26th
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Emily Neal

ooohhh you mentioned a training journal! this sounds like something I need. Will be bringing home a new puppy in a few months. do you have any templates or training journal examples?

May 17th
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Melinda Moss

very inspiring and insightful. thank you for sharing

Dec 4th
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Cheryl Ruddy Mathis

Thanks for sharing. Sometimes people don't understand how to ask the questions to get the answers they seek.

Nov 30th
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Melinda Moss

love your explanation of ABC! GREAT podcast, I highly recommend! #Recallers #H360

Aug 2nd
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Melinda Moss

love love your podcast! well done! I have binged all your episodes and regularly recommended to my friends & students. Recallers, H360 & AN has changed my life & training relationship with my dogs, Thank you!!! #Msquared #agilitydogs #H360 #Recallers #Agilitynation #Aussies

Jul 25th
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