This video is about how to train your dog or puppy to listen to you using Positive Reinforcement without having to use treats or toys. Emily covers the key aspects to getting reliable behaviors with a dog without the focus being on the dog simply listening to you for food or toys. As well as how to avoid BRIBING and TRICKING your dog to build a wonderful trusting relationship where both the dog and the humans needs are met.
This tutorial goes over how to teach your dog the concept of doing what you ask in order to gain access to the environment: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2-ezmzKZ8kM
First step to teaching your dog to listen in new places if they can be worried or over excited: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lLyiQODnR1s
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Hello everyone and welcome to kikopop’s Dog training tip of the day for today Today’s tip is no treats no toys no Problem what do i mean by that how can You get your dog to listen to you if you Don’t have treats or toys that they want Some dogs they always Want the treats and toys you have and so All you have to do is bring a little Piece of hot dog in your pocket and your Dog will do anything for you the dog Likes the piece of hot dog better than Anything in the environment so you can Actually build that and condition that But another really important aspect of Of the training Is three important things One that the dog isn’t over aroused or Overexcited or fearful if the dog is Suffering from these like extreme Emotions when you’re asking them to do a Behavior their brain isn’t going to Function the same way they might be in Fight or flight Escape mode and so they’re not going to Be able to uh to comprehend what the Whole situation they’re either fighting For their life or fleeing or going to Kill something maybe it’s prey so um It’s important to work on your dog’s Arousal and excitement First As the as this as the topic of what You’re going to address in your training
So instead of saying oh i need to proof My recall my sit My stay my whatever you want loose leash Walking Anything uh any behavior that you find Important if you want those to be Important all you have to do is work on The arousal and then when your dog is Not over excited or scared in a certain Environment then of course they’re going To listen if you’ve reinforced those Behaviors and done some proofing and Generalization The other really important thing to keep In mind is uh teaching your dog the Concept that What they want is contingent On doing stuff for you So when you ask something of your dog Do they think oh If i do what they want i get what i want Or does your dog think oh she’s asking Me that i don’t feel like doing that i Want to do that if only you can teach Your dog that concept that they get to Do what they want to do by listening to You then it’s in their best interest and They find it highly reinforcing because You can reinforce them with the thing They want most so if your dog loves Sniffing loves seeing other dogs loves People instead of using toys or treats Where they’re like i guess i can sit for The treats oh but i really want to see
That person and then they finally get to See the person like oh i love this much Better than the treats Instead of using treats and toys if They’re more interested in something Else Social interaction You can use whatever it is that they Have that they are interested in as the Reinforcer so you ask your dog for Something really easy and really simple At a distance they’re able to do it and Then you can say okay go say hello or Okay go play at the dog park or or Whatever it is that they want to do go Sniff a bush and pee on it if that’s What their thing is you can make that Contingent They’re Contingent on doing stuff for you so um If you have a marker a dog that marks Around in your yard and then you call Them back inside and then close the door On them you’re literally punishing them For for coming to you because you took Away something that they wanted they Were having a great time and you ended It by using your recall so if you keep Doing that The science behind the training is going To say the dog will come less because You keep taking away the reinforcement And punishing them so to make it Reinforcing you have to be strategic in
That you let your dog out to pee maybe You ask them to do something for you you Let them out to pee or maybe you’ve gone To a field they’re walking around peeing On stuff you call your dog back And you could start out really easy by Um [Music] You’re walking on a sidewalk and letting Them sniff bushes and then between Bushes where they see a bush up ahead And they’re on a short leash you call Your dog to you And they’re like oh i really don’t want To i’d rather sniff that bush but they Can’t reach it and they’re like okay i Guess i can turn to you they turn to you You reinforce that by saying good go Sniff and then you rush over and you’re Like oh look over there and over there And over there and you point out all the Spots for them to sniff another way of Making it a little easier is you let Them sniff that bush you call them away And let them sniff the same bush so They’re finding it easier because that Temptation to sniff the bush is less Because they they know what it smells Like maybe they’ve already peed on it And then you can begin with baby steps And then build on it so first you’re Calling them away and they’re like yes i Can do this with a bush that doesn’t Smell that much and then two i mean
Which they’ve gotten to sniff already And they’re not that interested in to More exciting stuff another one is you Can Park in a parking lot at a park and then There’s the green grass that’s not Reachable yet so it’s just boring tarmac Or pavement you ask your dog to come to You might be really hard and you might Have to use treats and toys at first And then when your dog comes to you then You can say okay go sniff and then let Them on a long leash to go and enjoy Sniffing around if your dog just runs Straight ahead and pulls you one great Thing to do is point out the areas that You want your dog to smell or you could Sprinkle treats in the grass and point Those out as the thing to get your dog To slow down so they don’t just Run Run away from you and then the final Step to getting your dog to want to Listen to you is by not asking too much They are not robots they are living Beings with Desires and wants and needs there are Certain things that they need and There’s certain things they want to do And if we just keep making them do Everything that we want them to do all The time It can feel like nagging like if you’ve Ever had i don’t know
Maybe you haven’t had someone nag on you All the time but constantly being told What to do all the time so giving your Dog choices to make and also Not nagging all the time so setting the Environment up for success so You’re not always having to tell your Dog what to do And the final tip is building a trusting And reinforcing relationship with your Dog so a lot of people will describe Online treat training as bribing and yes Using treats like that where you bribe The dog I do believe it’s damaging for example Instead of training your dog to want to Go into their kennel some people will Try to trick the dog and they have a Treat they throw the treat in and when The dog goes oh boy a treat and then They go in and they eat it and then You’re like ha ha now you’re in your Cage close by and then you leave the dog Can feel tricked the dog feels like whoa Every time this person does something i Think it’s going to be something good And then it turns out really bad like For example i was playing with my Friends okay dogs don’t talk but they’re Playing at the park and then the person Calls me and then he puts me on the Nation puts me in the car and i thought Something good was going to happen and Instead he took away you know my fun
Time so all these certain examples Of using a treat or a toy to get your Dog to manipulate your dog to do Something is not what i’m talking about It’s about Creating reinforcement for behavior that You like so you’re not trying to trick Your dog into doing something that’s in Not in their best interest but you’re Not only giving your dog choices Throughout the day Allowing them to enjoy different Activities that come natural to their Breed but also you’re asking things of Them and providing reinforcement that They actually enjoy so maybe it’s treats Maybe it’s toys or maybe it’s access to What they want nobody likes to be nagged All the time so try to keep that in mind That dogs aren’t these robots especially If you have a puppy or an adolescent dog They’ve literally only been on earth a Couple of months so to expect This dog to listen to every single thing You ask them to we would never ask that Of a human or a toddler or a baby so Really keeping that in mind that you Want to ask your dog to do things but Keep it to a point where it’s not just a Ridiculous amount that we’re asking from Our dogs and making it fun and positive For them and then you’re gonna get a dog That really wants to do the things that You want to do because you get you also
Allow them to do the things they want to Do and it’s a mutual a wonderful Relationship to have with an animal hey Epic Yeah you get scratches Something that she really likes is Having her neck scratched like this hey Epic oh she liked that Here’s some footage of my border collie Halo at about nine months old where for A month he stopped finding food Reinforcing when we were out of the House and as you can see in this footage He still is able to do the behaviors Because i’ve played games like the ones That i’ve described in this video Go play Hello come You want the Ready twirl Halo go legs whoa hey little legs okay Go go play Hello come Down Okay go play go play Thank you so much for watching if you’d Like to support my work don’t forget to Like this video and leave me a comment As it’s highly reinforcing to me you can Also subscribe to my channel and become A supporting member of channel kikopop By clicking the join button see you Later