That is basically how I use my markers with my personal dog. I don’t see any issues with it at all. It’s a simple and clear way to communicate.
For me, “Yes” means definite reward is coming for what you just did at that exact moment. I do not limit this to only food however, I use food, tug, ball, or whatever my dog finds rewarding at the…[Read more]
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The Foundation Style training method can be divided up into 3 phases.
Phase 1 is purely positively reinforcement. The purpose is solely to teach the dog in this phase. We only use treats, toys, praise, and other form of rewards in this phase. So you should be fine training your dog in this phase regardless of what equipment you…[Read more]
The point of the E collar, prong collar, and any other tool (food, toy, halti, etc) for that matter is to TEACH the dog.
So yes, once you have successfully (correctly) taught your dog a behavior/command, they should technically be able to do it without reliance on the tool, assuming you are using the command in an environment with…[Read more]
I went back to read your first post and missed the part of him barking at anything that he doesn’t like on top of the “way” he have bitten.
From the barking description as well as him being described as “wild and untrained” it sounds like there is a huge imbalance in your relationship.
Please also check out the leadership…[Read more]
I’m glad to see Kim has already pointed you toward the “clear headed” page. The biggest thing to take away from those videos is to see that regardless of whether your dog is clear headed or not, with proper obedience training (among other things), obedience training should and can override and manage most dogs. This should give you c…[Read more]
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