Aug 2, 2019
He has been a great colleague in the business, and was a great guest on my podcast back in episode 69, where we spoke about his practice, and talked about tips for newer dog trainers.
In this session Ryan and I will talk about some training commands for your dog WITHOUT food (yes, it is possible).
Ryan’s steps include the following essential steps for the sit command:
Ryan talks about the “style” sit versus the “tuck” sit and getting certain concepts worked out first as building blocks for further training.
“Am I sure my dog understands the sit command?”
Ryan suggests that many owners believe that their dogs already understand and carry out the plan. But a lot have a version of the command covered, but it is essential to set up a sit AND release command, how tone of voice is a significant factor, and how the leash comes into play.
Sean talks with Ryan about exactly what the “release” command looks like for dog owners. If you don’t have a specific word for your dog, or if it’s too common a word – you’ll get lots of great information just from this part of the show!
The “down” command is discussed as well, and how food use is really only there on a limited basis for recall.
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All the Best,