Strictly following the model set out in the Koehler Method of Dog Training, some 50 years later, the Koehler method continues to be taught in both class and private training formats. The method is based in the philosophy that a dog acts on its right to choose its actions. Koehler explained that a dog’s learned behavior is an act of choice based on its own learning experience. When those choices are influenced by the expectation of reward, the behavior will most likely be repeated, and when those choices are influenced by the anticipation of punishment, they will most likely cease. Once the dog has learned that its choices result in comfort or discomfort it can be taught to make the correct decisions. Action→Memory→Desire encapsulates the learning pattern used by the method; the dog acts, remembers the consequences, and forms the desire to repeat or avoid those consequences. Adherents believe that once the behavior has been correctly taught, it should be performed, thus making any correction, fair, reasonable, and expected. While the model has been used consistently since 1962, some of the punishment procedures described in the book are now not considered necessary, humane, or appropriate by many trainers.
Even if you are a more experienced handler, joining a local Schutzhund club is the best way to go. There are club training sessions, events, and best of all, lots of people to support you along the way. Whether you ever compete in events or not, Schutzhund helps to create one of the finest trained dogs possible, especially dogs suited to guarding your home and family.
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Teach her a “Let’s Go” command. To do this, keep her on leash in the backyard and have some ultra tasty treats or a favorite toy. Play with her, then get her attention and run backwards, saying “Let’s Go” in an excited voice. As she moves toward you, entice her with the treat and reward her when she gets to you. Now let her sniff for a short time (this is normal, after all), and then command “Let’s Go” in a cheery voice. If she doesn’t respond, deepen your voice and repeat. If she doesn’t budge then, gently pull her forward.
Many people equate a crate with a jail cell, but if you understand a little about the nature of dogs, you know this isn’t true. If you don’t believe me, I encourage you to talk to some dog-loving friends who’ve crate trained their pups. Chances are they’ll tell you their dog seeks out her crate on her own for naps, at bedtime and whenever she just wants a little me time.
Keep the fun going. You don’t want the dog to think that every time they come to you, the fun stops, someone puts on the leash, and they go back home. Otherwise, you will start to get less reliable and less happy “comes.” So, call the dog, praise them when they arrive and set them “free” to play again.
One thing a lot of new dog owners miss about training the recall is that “come” always needs to be a positive thing for the dog. They shouldn’t associate it with an end to a fun play session (play should include coming) or getting back into the car after an afternoon in the woods (walks should include coming). “Come” should only ever mean reward and praise. Take special care to make sure “come” never comes to mean punishment.
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You can train your dog by asking some of your friends or family members to hide somewhere nearby and knock on the door or on the windows. If your dog bark’s at that unusual sound, then it is a good sign that he is learning when and how to bark. You do not want your dog to just bark at anyone, even at your family members, without being told to do so or if there is no threat. If your dog is not capable to stop barking on command then he or she may not be fit to become a personal protection type of dog.
Pick the right breed of dog. German shepherds and Doberman Pinschers make the best guard dogs due to their protective nature. However, even gentle dogs can be good guard dogs with the proper training.
Help children to be a part of the training of your dog. Always monitor dogs and children when they’re together. Here we have Louisa working with her dog Eleanor. Playing a game called Say Yes! #germanshepherd #games #kids #trainingisfun @ Salty Dog Behavior Training
Be careful when you are picking out a “no-pull” harness. Try to figure out why the dog wouldn’t pull. If it’s because it hurts to pull, you might want to keep looking. I like the harnesses that have multiple points of attachment best. Benefits of clipping one snap to the front: The dog turns around to face you when it tries to pull. These harnesses are especially made for hooking up in the front and do a great job of redirecting the dog. Adding in a front clip is one of my favorite management options, because dogs take little or no time to get used to a change in leash configuration and it works very well. Drawbacks: you need to be sure that your dog’s harness is fit well and allows for full range of motion on the dog’s legs and shoulders. Clipping to the front only may cause alignment issues. Do not use an EasyWalk harness because that often slips down. Even fit “well,” it usually restricts the dog’s range of motion.
Whenever you do anything with your dog, even just walking through the kitchen, or petting him, or speaking to him…. he is busy judging your tone of voice, your facial expression, your body language, how you’re touching him, how you’re responding when he does “X” or “Y”.
There are a couple common misconceptions when it comes to breeds of personal protection dogs. The first thing you must understand is that not all breeds are capable of being protection dogs. Second thing is that not all dogs in the same breed are capable of being protection dogs. Meaning, we prefer to use Belgian Malinois and German Shepherds for our police and personal protection dogs. Not to mention when trained properly they make the perfect family companion. Eastern European and Western European bloodlines are completely different, as are Czech lines. All of these are different than domestics! Not to say you couldn’t find a protection dog in any of these bloodlines, just important to understand each bloodline affects drive, environmental stability, temperament, etc. All of which are important in choosing a protection dog.
So what are you paying for? The treats promise to be ‘delicious, tender and healthy’ and they certainly deliver on this front. All-American made with no wheat, corn, soy or gluten, these jerky treats are smoked for 15 hours before they make it into their packaging.
Benefits for your dog: after protection dog training course, the dog becomes more confident and sure of its strength, as we play on its natural animal instincts. The dog also experiences improved health, increased physical fitness, stops being afraid of sudden noises, and begins to understand you better; overall experiencing increased happiness.
One of the most common emails I get is, “How do I leash train my dog?” This is by far the most difficult to answer – because every person who asks me that exact same question really means something completely different;
The Dog Risks: Trained dogs are highly sensitive to strangers, sudden movements, high pitched squeals or screams, etc. ANYTHING that can be perceived as a threat may set a trained dog to attack – like children screaming, someone holding a raised object, loud yelling, someone moving too close to an owner, etc. It depends on the dog’s temperament and nature, but not all trained protection dogs are rock solid on temperament and always make accurate decisions. This is why the vast majority of retired police dogs and military dogs are only ever placed with the former handler or former K9 police or military officers.
Foods made from wheat, rice, oats, cornmeal, barley or another cereal grain is a grain product. The Zuke’s Mini Naturals in this article have ground rice, ground barley and malted barley, so they are not grain-free.
Store Bought Treats: When purchasing manufactured treats look for treats that are made of high quality ingredients (human-grade/organic) and made in small batches if possible. Look for healthy ingredients like meat, cheese, eggs, nuts, etc and avoid ingredients that you can’t pronounce as well as corn and wheat.
A defensive bite is also different than a prey bite. It is with the front part of the mouth. Often dogs will grip with a full mouth in prey and then only with the front of the mouth in defense. When you hear trainers say that the grip is weakened in defense, they mean the dog is only biting with his front canines and is often chewing on the sleeve.
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You want to buy a leash with a good quality metal clip. And because the leash will regularly get wet, it will preferably be made of stainless steel or brass to resist corrosion and avoid weakening over time.
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Oh my husband is going to love you for training me. Not only will the pup, Bliss, an Australian Blue Heeler i’ll be training to be my SD- back to the point, not only will the pup be on a schedule but we’ll be having dinner at the same time each night. Where’s the link to Join Stepford Wives Club? And will we need a different apron for each day or just wash and press the same one each night after dinner, walking the dog, scratching the hubby, baking pup treats, and designing florals arrangements for the Rose Parade? I was kidding about the Rose Parade- the rest stands.
BLUE Bits are natural dog training treats that are soft, moist and extremely tasty. Perfect for training and perfect for treating, BLUE Bits are a healthy and nutritious reward that your dog will love. Each meaty morsel is loaded with good stuff like: Chicken – A high-quality protein source, DHA – To help support cognitive development in puppies, Omega 3 and 6 Fatty Acids – To help promote healthy skin and coat
Of course, some dogs are more food-oriented than others. If food doesn’t capture your dog’s attention, toys and your affection may work instead. For those who do have a big appetite for a tasty treat, always opt for a healthy reward.
We do not believe in throwing fancy names and tricks on our dogs. Most tricks and commands other companies give are useless, not practical, and would not work in real life. We believe in training our dogs in real life scenarios, not Titled Dog “real life scenarios”. If it talks about how it uses bamboo sticks on a personal protection website you are buying a Schutzhund Dog, not a personal protection dog. There is a HUGE difference. If the only bite work they offer to show you is someone in a full bite suit, or hiding a full sleeve under a XXXL hoodie, you are buying an equipment oriented dog. Equipment orientation is when a dog will bite someone only when they are wearing a bite sleeve or bite suit. Personal Protection dogs should be man oriented, not equipment oriented. How often will a threat be wearing a bite suit or sleeve?
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