I just wanted to start by saying that Harley's training is going phenomenal!
She has not jumped, or barked, she sleeps and relaxes in her kennel quietly, she is coming when called and sitting on command, she is playing respectfully with others, she know how to run alongside and bike and walk on the leash with a training collar! We have accomplished so much in a short time!
Now that her foundational work is near complete it is time to teach you how to keep these skills instilled and help you learn how to teach her new things and correct new problematic behavior that may arise.
Here is your homework!
Please read Knallhart's Corrective Training Handbook to help you begin to understand why we train this way, why it works and how you can begin to incorporate it at home after her training. I am going to recommend a different brand of collar for you than the one that is listed in the handbook. After you have read it ask yourself the following questions.
- Why does corrective training work versus just positive reinforcement training?
- How can I incorporate this type of training into our lives once Harley is back home?
- How would I correct a new problematic behavior that arises in the future?
- What is most important about corrective training to prevent my dog from becoming stressed or timid?
- What is the collar system?
Once you can answer those questions please watch the following videos to continue to expand your knowledge about corrective training methods.