Commonly, people who are having trouble teaching their puppy a proper potty area, or who are having problems with their puppy chewing on things not meant for puppy teeth, also happen to be people who do not use a crate – or practice good management.
Motivation. According to the dictionary, it is the state or condition of having a strong reason to act or accomplish something.
Think about that for a minute and how that has impacted your ability to learn and achieve goals. Let’s try something. Write down an accomplishment of which you are proud. Then write down the compelling factors that inspired and encouraged you to reach within yourself to succeed.
On National Puppy Day, celebrating the sweet faces I have gotten to know through my training. These are a few of them.
This past weekend I attended a fun, two-day workshop on teaching self control by Swedish dog trainer (and border collie breeder) Fanny Gott at PosiDog in Columbus. She and her husband have a training school focusing on clicker training for dog sports.
I had a very proud moment awhile back (well, I have had many of them but I wanted to write about this one).
A client was having a behavioral issue with her puppy, and with information I had taught and shared with her about behavior, she was able to develop a plan to successfully move from a problem to a solution. It was really awesome. I was beaming from ear to ear.
I have been working with this Havanese puppy, Migo, on training him to go into his crate. I did this by making the crate a hugely valuable place to be (from his point of view), by using clicker training and positive reinforcement.