Ignoring Speaks Louder than Language

This post on forming dog behavior by ignoring the stuff you do not like or want repeated, well go see for yourself the story told and how to get good results both with your human children and your furry babies. We all can learn from repeated reinforcement of socially friendly, pleasing and living well manners.

Not enough said about acknowledging our or our pets good, enjoyable activities and manners.

Enough said.

What do you want? Just say the word.
A loving young rescue dog waiting for cues

Drama Dog Training's Blog

I know my clients, friends, and family undoubtedly get tired of hearing me advise: “IGNORE the behavior you DON’T want to see repeated and PAY ATTENTION to ANYTHING you want your dog to keep doing!”  I know I often sound like a broken record to myself!  For everyone’s sake, I’ve got to think of other ways of getting that point across because, to me, it is training in a nutshell. Everything else is just techniques and strategies to help you accomplish those two things.

As humans, we are so terribly tempted to TALK all the time in training, thinking that will help the dog learn faster. But dogs don’t automatically understand what we’re saying.  They don’t have a natural predisposition for verbal language like humans, so they’re not even listening for verbal cues.  I saw a cartoon once with a lady talking to her dog.  The “speaking” balloon coming from…

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