If you use Correction in your dog training, you must counter-balance with a much greater level of Praise to get your dog to be obedient.
Learn two of Bennie’s Rulez that give you the right ratio of Praise to Correction for best results.
In this episode, we focus on how praise and correction relate to your reactions to your dog’s behavior.
- Bennie goes over two more rules he teaches when working with clients to train their dog.
- The Rule of NO: Whenever you pull on the leash, you have to say NO; whenever you say NO, you have to pull the leash.
- Bennie gives an example of what this rule looks like in every day situations and Devin asks if clients have a tough time understanding this rule.
- The Rule of Praise: Praise must always be at a higher level than your level of correction. Bennie talks about how important this rule is for developing a good relationship with your dog.
- Devin relates a Harvard study of people in the work place relates to praising your dog when you get the behaviors you expect.
- Explanation goes in-depth about how praise has to be used, even when it is not in your human nature to praise for normal daily life.
Take a minimum of a five minute walk and practice praising your dog for walking loose on the leash. Practice being aware of how you give attention to your dog during a normal, everyday walk.
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