Tuesday, 21 September 2021
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Guarding dogs, What Would Jeff Do? Dog Training Tip of the Day #115

– Hey everybody how are you? It's Jeff Gellman of Solid K9 Training with my 'What would Jeff Do?' dog training tip for the day

Tip number 115 You don't need your dog to be protective I talk to people everyday, I get a lot of emails One of the issues that we see a lot is, where dogs are acting protective A lot of times of the kids, sometimes of the adults

It's more sometimes, obvious with certain breeds over other breeds or certain behavior But, this is the thing you know this a wide paintbrush stroke, nobody's trying to harm you nobody's trying to harm your dog and if they were your average family dog is probably not going to protect them, but historically what's happening is dogs are acting protective and their nipping, jumping, barking at and biting a lot of children and a lot of guests that come in to your home And then also, a lot of times with the owners Like even walking near their own kids or walking towards a loved one I mean we've had clients who, a couple couldn't hug in their house around the dog because the dog would attack one of them, very frequently And it went on for years, I mean everybody's on their own journey, you'd say why would you let it go on that long, when it comes to pets, when it comes to dogs and humans you know nothing really surprises me

So, the first sign you see your dog acting protective It's not cute, don't treat it as something cute treat it as something that if not addressed will absolutely be dangerous Dangerous to the point where you'll probably have to surrender your dog And a lot of folks would say 'I would never surrender my dog' I assure you if your dog bit your kid once a week, once a month If the dog bit you once a week, once a month

If the dog growled around you every time you tried to pick up your kid If your dog tried to attack you every time you tried to hug your partner or a loved one There is only so much that human can put up with That's why dogs are surrendered It's not necessarily bad humans or bad dogs

It's just bad situations So, the first sign you see of that you'd wanna stop that you'd wanna eliminate that What you don't wanna do is redirect it Redirecting it trains it, remember that Just always remember the lack of no is always yes

Redirection is not a correction You can eliminate that at the first sign Very, very firmly to the point And, it usually just doesn't reoccur Every time that it does reoccur if you don't address it, you're training your dog to keep doing it

So, just remember that Little tip of the day there for everybody Jeff Gellman, Solid K9 Training 'What would Jeff Do?' dog training tip of the day, tip number 115 madly in love with you I'll talk to you tomorrow Bye

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