I’m Kathy Santo, and for the past three decades, I’ve been a dog trainer. Not a part-time or hobby trainer. An actual full-time trainer whose seen thousands upon thousands of students who want the same thing you do: a dog that everyone loves to have around. And the good news for you, is I know how to get you and your dog where you want to be! As if that wasn’t enough, I also know how to train your dog using 3-5 minute games. Once you get started, a few things will start to happen: your dog will start to behave better, friends and family won’t dread interacting with your dog, and you’ll start to like him more. And he’ll even start to like you more.
RESCUE DOGS AND PUPPIES
Dedicate 3-5 minutes to training sessions, and you’ll see a huge improvement. Hungry lonely and bored are the keys
- Just like I won’t open the crate door when my dog is acting crazy, I won’t put a leash on if they’re doing the same. If your dog is super cranked, then do many, many reps on “leash on”, “leash off” and no walk. The lesson here is pushy behavior doesn’t get you what you want!
- Once out the door, I ask my dogs to sit. Sometimes we then do the walk, and sometimes we go back inside and play. Again, I want my dogs to do things to earn what they want, AND I want to be unpredictable with what they earn.
- Be unpredictable at home. When you put your sneakers on and pick up a leash, does your dog go bonkers with anticipation about his walk? I call that a “tell.” If so, make sure you do those “tells” and have the outcome NOT be what the dog expects. Maybe you take off your sneakers and go sit on the couch! Desensitize your dog to these triggers.
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