German Shepherd dog training when they are aggressive can be hard. German Shepherds bark and can become very aggressive so dealing with any early forms of reactivity is important to do as quickly as possible.
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Does your dog react like this every time It sees another dog maybe you'd rather Them react like this when they see Another dog well that is exactly what I Achieve with this dog in one day and I'm Going to show you how I did it so that You can do the same thing yourself at Home right now there are countless dog Trainers that are saying that these Kinds of behaviors can be addressed and Fixed with only positive methods now if That was the case this wouldn't be the Single biggest problem there is in the World there would be no reactive dogs However I speak to clients every single Day that have spent thousands and Thousands of pounds and dollars going to Those kind of trainers and not only Seeing no progress but it actually Making the problem worse now I'm going To do a little bit of an experiment a Little bit of a test a demonstration for You and to make sure that I'm always Staying open-minded and we're going to Bring a dog into the equation it'll be Sat just by the cameraman and I'm gonna Come into the room and we'll observe the Reactivity and we're going to try and Address it with a positive only system Of training use her favorite treats that The owner sent with her I'm going to Come into the room and if and when any Kind of reactivity or aggression happens Towards my role model dog I'm going to
Try and redirect I'm going to try and Distract I'm going to try and lure her Attention back to me with her favorite Treats if she does so I'm gonna reward And we're going to practice that Principle and see whether that can fix Reactivity in a real world live scenario Edna Edna Edna Edna good yeah good Edna Edna [Music] Edna Edna So at most I'm bribing her away and as Soon as she gets what she wants from me Straight back to doing that desirable Behavior and what I think Is actually happening here I'm not Distracting her I'm not teaching her a Better behavior I'm rewarding this one Because what's happening is she's Displaying this Behavior so she is Interested in treats look so now she's Going back to my role model dog when I'm Distract her Edna this isn't a win for Me I've now just rewarded what she's Been doing so what I'm going to do is Show you exactly how it should be done Instead so this is Will from The Mystery World behind that door just so you don't Think we're faking this you can see I've Moved on to a better piece of equipment
For my mate here and I'm going to show You that there actually is a dog behind The cameraman and this isn't some kind Of fakery witchcraft so let's do it you Ready Edna good girl opening the door Dog is there A little bit of pressure I put my phone away so you see that There is a dog there Good girl that now good I focus on being nice and calm good yeah Good girl and look at that world of Difference moving on to the right piece Of equipment Challenging her once or twice so she Understand what that means and now we Can get close goodbye Sully stay Good girl let's go Good girl Good girl yeah good girl and now she Gets rewarded I'm not rewarding her I'm Praising her when she's barking at Something she shouldn't be because like We discussed that's actually making that Behavior worse because we're we're Rewarding the behavior we don't want to See I've come in I've changed our Relationship I've used the right piece Of equipment for her when she made a bad Decision I challenged it minor a bit of Challenging just drew some fresh lines Let her know nope we don't do that mate This is what I need you to do And when you do this and go yell you can
Get praise Good girl good Good girl and we reward it with food now This is a beautiful experience Calm relaxed if we rewind 60 seconds ago To what it was like when we were trying To follow a different methodology Completely different experience again She's clocked my dog there I'm gonna let Her go out a little bit in front of me And we'll see what happens Better decision I'm happy with that that's much better Than it was I'm always looking to Improve though and what I would like is Engagement on me so again Edna Come on yeah good girl good girl Good girl so I challenged her ignoring Me when she got to me are awarded and Praised now she actually isn't an Aggressive dog what she is is a nervous One so the reason that she was getting a Bit nervous then was because I let her Go out in front of me now if we watch This tiny difference when we come to a Stop this time I claim this space Calm assertive energy instead of her Being nervous now she'll be calm and Relaxed Because I've taken ownership of this Situation which is actually all that she Wants It sits down And you can look at the windows you can
Be a German Shepherd but you're going to Be an amazing German Shepherd that's now Going to be a credit to your family Happy relaxed Perfect canine companions