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Friday, December 08, 2017

Recently I read a lot about how to train dogs, these days there are new insights.

The best thing, they say, is to never say 'NO' to a dog as it does not get it and research showed that they become insecure, scared AND, they perform commands less well than dogs who never hear 'no'.

The idea now is to make circumstances so that they can't show undesired behaviors, adjust the environment if needed - never leave food unguarded on a low table, don't let them greet visitors so they can jump up against them, place a fence so they won't go into the part of your garden you don't want them to dig in.
Also, ignore unpleasant behavior as much as possible, just take the sock from them without a word and without even looking at them, simply pick them up from the couch you don't want them to sit on, again without a word or a glance at them, and if they jump up at you, don't say anything and just turn your back toward them.
And to reward and praise them if they do something right - if they sit calmly while you talk to a friend on the street, praise them, give them attention instead of scolding them if they get bored and start to whine. Give them a treat and a compliment when they perform a task well.'Gooood boy!' 'Well done!' and pat them on the back.

Dogs are in some respects, more intelligent than some people I know... so why not let this work for us, too?

So, ignore the undesired behaviors, and praise the desired ones! emoticon

Prevent mishaps by not leaving enticing food on the table (or, in the house!). If you fail and overeat, ignore it, don't say one bad word to yourself about it, pay no attention to it! But if you stay on your plan, drink your water, get your exercise, praise yourself extensively! Tell yourself you're pleased with what you did and pat yourself on the back!
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  • no profile photo CD13340080
    I needed to read this, thank you. Training dogs that way is very interesting and makes perfect sense.. And I think your idea of applying that to humans is spot on. I'm going to try my best to be more gentle and kind to myself.

    Your blogs are fantastic btw emoticon emoticon
    1277 days ago
    Awww, sounds like your little fur baby is doing well!
    1282 days ago
    Great concept and great blog.
    1282 days ago
  • no profile photo CD12187353
    Wonderful advice! I truly love this! Would hit like a thousand times if I could 🤗
    1282 days ago
  • SEAGLASS1215
    Great idea, I like it! We can reinforce the positives with ourselves just like we do with a dog and pay less attention to the negative behavior - by doing so, the negative does not get any kind of reinforcement or acknowledgement and so it just might fade away...
    1282 days ago
  • no profile photo BONDMANUS2002
    1282 days ago
  • DSJB9999
    emoticon Love this, thanks, I will keep trying to pat myself on the back for all my achievements! I may now weigh more than my target weight but I am still at least 6.5 stones less than my biggest weight so that maintenance is fantastic! emoticon emoticon
    1282 days ago
    Great insight!
    1282 days ago
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