👉👉Pro Training Tip Tuesday👈👈 Look At Me is a useful cue for your dog. Helping your dog build his ability to look at you instead of getting caught up in staring at something which may be triggering for him.
This cue will put the attention back on you!
The 🔑 for any training is practice. Practice is structured into our daily routine. The same goes for you! 3-5 minutes a few times a day!
✅ In between binging Netflix shows, practiced with luring Jack to do a head turn away from something to me
✅We practiced during our walks-he looked at a person, bird or car go by-lured his head turn back to me
✅We practiced at meal times-Red Porter would get him distracted (Jack turns his head towards him) and I lure Jack back to me.
This is how I coach you to spend time with your dogs! Sprinkling in bits of training and bonding throughout the day is:
🐾 includes real life rewards
🐾 establishes a routine for your dog
🤔🤔You may be wondering what is a lure? A lure is anything your dog sees as the high value-food, toys ect AND your dog’s attention goes to that object! If your dog is so excited for something use and save it for training! The goal is twofold: the more you incorporate what your dog automatically loves, you will then become the best thing because you give the best thing to your dog #Pavlov #bellequalsfood
Shaping behavior is also important because we are aiming for precision rather than perfection. As we are teaching new behaviors we want to keep distractions, distance and duration to a minimum. We then reward for any behavior towards the end behavior, in this case the slight head turn in Look At Me (shaping).
Have you ever learned something new? Did you fumble and get confused? Well, this is the same for our dogs 😁.
Rewarding the slightest of movements toward the goal behavior is encouraging for our dog! This will help him be motivated to keep working and that is what we want!
Once we become precise with praising at the time of the behavior occurring and our dog becomes better responders because of our praise, then we move towards incorporating more Distraction, Distance and Duration!
The video demonstrates practicing with higher levels of Distraction, Distance and Duration.
We are also having lots of fun which you can see Jack 💕
Get started and together we can help your dog understand what you want 🤩.