Nobody Likes To Hear No
Many people get frustrated when they can’t seem to communicate with their dogs. Often times they will fall into a cycle of saying, “No” “No” “No” when their dog is doing something they don’t like. Unfortunately, dogs don’t speak English.
Dogs can certainly tell by the tone of your voice that you are displeased. In all likelihood, telling or yelling “No!” over and over will increase stress in your pup. Most likely, Sparky may even tune you out.
This Orlando Dog Trainer Believes In Positivity
Let’s do a little Classical Conditioning with your pooch. (Remember Pavlov’s dog?)
For the next few days make a kissing noise and give your dog a really delicious treat-for NO reason.
His behavior is irrelevant. He doesn’t have to look at you. He doesn’t have to sit. He doesn’t have to stop what he is doing.
Just walk up to your dog, make a kissing noise and give him a piece of grilled chicken or chicken hot dog. Make sure it’s something extraordinary, not his normal treat. Do this a dozen times a day for several days.
What you will notice very quickly is that when you make that kissing noise, your dog will swing his head around in anticipation of the really delicious treat. Now you’ve got a “Positive Interrupter” that you can use to get your dog’s attention away from unwanted activities and you can redirect him to something YOU want him to do.
Instead of inducing stress with “No!” You are interrupting him with the positive feelings of your Classically Conditioned kissing noise.
If you have any questions or would like to discuss this further, feel free to call me any time at 321-345-7387 ext 2.