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Dog training

  1. 1. Ian Dunbar on dog-friendly dog training
  2. 2. Who is Ian Dunbar? <ul><li>Veterinarian, dog trainer and animal behaviorist </li></ul><ul><li>He trains dog owners as much as he trains the dogs themselves in order to encourage better relationships with dogs… but only with dogs… </li></ul><ul><li>His research can be summarized in few words: “ we might break our unseemly, unflattering habits and usher in an &quot;era of dog-friendly dog training ” </li></ul>
  3. 3. Is Fido misbehaving, or just being a dog?
  4. 4. <ul><li>Dogs have interests </li></ul><ul><li>In the training we should make this interests a reward </li></ul><ul><li>You cannot compete with the environment </li></ul><ul><li>We should always take into account the dog’s point of view </li></ul><ul><li>Dominance issue ->Alpha dog </li></ul>KEEP IN MIND!
  5. 5. USUAL MISTAKES <ul><li>Make up human rules </li></ul><ul><li>Keep these rules a secret from the dog </li></ul><ul><li>Punish the dog for breaking rules he didn’t even know existed </li></ul>
  6. 6. TRAINING STAGES <ul><li>Teach the dog ESL </li></ul><ul><li>Teach the dog to want to do what we want him to do </li></ul><ul><li>Because I’m the Daddy (or Mammy)… That’s why! </li></ul>
  7. 7. PUNISHEMENT <ul><li>You have to enforce but without force </li></ul><ul><li>A punishment shouldn’t be nasty or painful </li></ul><ul><li>Never raise the voice </li></ul><ul><li>Never bit your dog </li></ul>
  8. 8. NOT ONLY DOGS… <ul><li>The three Cs: coat color, conformation and cuteness </li></ul><ul><li>This is how people goes into a relationship </li></ul><ul><li>Everybody needs feedback… we always take the good for granted and we moan and groan at the bad. </li></ul>

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