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There are many different training methods. At Dream Dogz, we have studied several of them and we begin with leash work. Similar to Horsemanship, we put the dog first, then the person, and work together towards a common goal. We call this Dogmanship. As you already know, it is possible to force your dog to move with you. However, your dog will not be in a following state of mind and may actually go into an opposing state of mind, which slows down, or stops, learning altogether. With the use of leash pressure, and Active Release as a reward, your dog is able to clearly understand and quickly learn what you are communicating.
We have found that many dogs come to us in an adrenaline-addicted state, frustrating their owners into thinking they are impossible to train. We have techniques to de-adrenalize your dog, and teach your dog to calm down and focus on you. We shift your dog into a cooperative state of mind, where you work together as a team. You are the team leader, with your dog happily following you, proud to be your partner.
Experience has shown us that Dogmanship is not a science, but an art form. The bond that you form with your dog will not be created with a formula. Instead, this bond will be formed with the communication and effort between you and your dog.
Dogmanship is gentle, you will speak less and understand more. The conversation travels through the leash to your dog, and back up again, Because of the cascading response to your incentive, the entire leash conversation can become so subtle that the average person may not be able to see it.
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You will learn…
- The key feature of our Dogmanship style of training.
- The common thread running through all successful dog training methods.
- A new way to communicate with your dog.
- The six steps in your leash conversation.
- Why dogs have poor impulse control, and how to fix that.
- The difference between adrenaline and energy, and how to de-adrenalize your dog.
- The dynamic collars that provide the best communication to your dog.
- How to use minimal pressure and maximum softness with your dog.
- Use your leash to change your dog’s state of mind.
- Benefits of a structured walk.
- Eliminate pushiness in your dog.
- Use your dog’s point of resistance to build confidence and trust.
- Build teamwork between you and your dog.
- Teach your dog to be calm,which includes duration work.
- Teach your dog to be relaxed and follow your lead.
- Teach your dog to focus on you and greet others politely.
- Teach your dog the 5 basic commands – sit, down, place, heel, recall.
- How to correctly use praise to encourage your dog.
- The difference between re-cueing and bridging.
- Why you do not repeat commands, and how to get your dog to respond the first time.
- How to stop pulling on leash, at your very first session.
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