What is the secret to dog training?

Time. If you have seen any of my dogs you know they can do killer stuff, from crazy obedience, tricks, and even skateboarding. You never see the hours sitting in the bushes waiting for them to stay and reward them, when I release them. It’s also about using the right techniques. The change in position/reverse direction is killer. It literally trains any dog to stop pulling on a leash in or less 5 minutes. I can get a dog to follow my lead in less than 60 seconds.

It’s about showing the dog what you want/don’t want withe the right tecniques, so may times, in so many places, that you create patterns. You taught the dog what you wanted from them. The more you can dog this, practice this, and experience it, the more the secret comes out. The funny thing is that if you are really good you will always learn on every dog. They are not one size fits all and shouldn’t be trained as such.

Importantly I think it is your state of mind through “energy” some people recognized it others think its gimicky, but think about it, you listen to people who are really confident right?  You can sense their confidence and so can dogs, 1,000 x’s more so, so it’s important to stay natural and just because there is a dog coming on the other side of the block.. don’t tense, up it makes your dog, feel hey what’s up with my owners? You just have to learn to be confident, and be more stubborn than your dog.

Secret of dog training? Time

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Clickers vs Energy

Every dog, every owner, and family is different so is our training. We are not dog trainers, but dog communication coaches, we help you understand how to communicate to your dog through custom techniques, make sure you are doing it right, and are not reliant on treats or pain.

What is a clicker? It is that box that makes a click. This is used with marker training. What is marker training? It’s when you ask a dog to do a specific task and when they do it you click and give them a treat. Is this really dog training? If dog training was so simple do you think there would be a need for dog trainers?

If you are going to do marker training, which is fine for a lot of the basic commands,  advanced tricks, or some dogs, why give your power over to a box? Why not use your own voice? You can use your voice as a maker word like “yes!” in the same tonality and pitch, you can even use bridge words like “good” to keep the dog going without rewarding every single action. There is more to training a dog than just treats, and clickers.

The main problem with 100% marker/treat training is it works for some of the dogs some times, but as you know all dogs are different, and so are the owners! Remove the treats, or have a higher level distraction, and most dogs won’t listen. Dogs are meant to follow a leader. Not through bribery, but from your ability to communicate with your dog.  A dog that only listens for a bag of treats is not 100% dependable.  We help you bridge the communication gap through you, not treats.

At the end of the day you should be your dogs best reward. By teaching you how to communicate with your dog in this way you are building a everlasting bond, that most dog trainers simply can’t teach.

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The Secret to Dog Training: Say Goodbye to Only Using Treats and Punishment

Dog training is all about teaching a dog what you want, and teaching them what you don’t want. The problem is that you don’t talk dog, so it’s very hard to teach your dog what you want. When you go to some big box store and they teach you in a group setting how to use treats and a clicker they tend to only listen with treats.

What happens when the treats aren’t around to bribe your dog, or the distraction is better than the treat? Your dog basically chooses not to listen. When your dog doesn’t listen you get frustrated and end up with a crazy dog that nobody wants to be around. That sucks.

Obviously all dogs are different, what works for some is not going to work for all. The best option is to learn how bridge the communication gap through custom techniques, your praise, and energy. Yes energy is real. Think about it, don’t you listen to confident professionals when the give you advice? Do you think you would listen if they were not confident or it just felt wrong? Probably not. Thats how dogs communicate, I mean they don’t know english yet.

Since your not a dog trainer, its best to hire one who has spent years learning how to communicate with dogs, and can customize your training based on you, your family, and your dog. At MasterPaw we do just that we come by your home train your dog, but most importantly train you how to get your dog to listen.

Imagine having that good dog who listens not because you have treats, but because they genuinely want to work for you. Whether you are looking at puppy or dog basics to advanced obedience with off leash, MasterPaw can help you get there.

To start schedule an evaluation so we can take a look at what is going on, give you a game plan, and tell you how long/how much it will cost. We have programs to meet everyone’s expectations and budget.

Contact us today, we train most dogs in as little as 5 weeks. We come by once per week, figure out which techniques work best for your dog, and make sure you are doing them properly so you can practice for the week. Then we come back and keep going. Our training is proven, fast, fun, and guaranteed!

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