Explore and isolate source of fears…. then discredit them as not being a real threat for the dog.
- Locate source of stress
- Break down, create plan, explain
- Don't be fooled by size.... small concerns can grown into larger and more complex things in your dog’s eyes.
- Understand development stages and how they affect how your dog sees and reacts to his world
- Boundaries…what lines should never be cross and how to handle suchs
- Trainer dogs- Dogs that show by example how to function correctly around stressful environments. Dogs can learn good and bad behaviors from watching other dogs. Trainer dogs serve the as good examples and role models for impressible dogs. It is why visiting dog parks are responsible for dogs acquiring undesirable behaviors. Dogs should only watch well trained and social dogs’ behavior and problem solving techniques.
- Trainer animals- Safe animals that help dogs understand how to control drive and work with distraction created by changing sensations to energy levels, scent, and behaviors of unfamiliar animals. Rabbits, sheep, goats, chickens, ducks and other animals are used to help dogs with fears and reaction issues.
- Obstacles: - Showing dogs how to conquer is more than just fun, it builds the dog's belief in it's own abilities. Ramps, tunnels, scent work, jumps, platforms, searching games and vast vary of other obstacles are fun and educational to helping a dog become more rational thinking about the world around him.
Is your dog driving you crazy and just exhausting you with it’s endless energy and personal demands upon your time? Don’t despair because there are programs that help dogs learn how to channel, redirect, and utilize their energy into productive directions and outlets. Did you know that engaging your dog’s mind is more demanding than physical exercise? Imagine what could be accomplished if you could use all that energy and redirect it into doggie mental games? It is a win win situation for both you and your dog!
Dogs get bored and that boredom can lead to finding destructive methods to occupy it's time. Does your dog's physical needs being met? Does your dog understand what is his and what is yours? What is your dog's behavior telling you and how do you turn that behavior into something more fun, positive, and rewarding for both you and your dog?