Do you have issues with your dog like pulling the lead, jumping up, and not coming back when you call on him? Trust me when I tell you, you are not alone!
The problem that most people face is the overwhelming feeling of trying to correct so many “bad behaviours”, but in reality, these are some of the quickest and easiest behaviours to fix.
For over two decades, I have made it my mission to help individuals, couples and families build a better, more positive relationship with their dog by a way of achieving real results.
The importance of a blended training approach
Many training techniques only focus on positive reinforcement and, while this is an amazing way to teach a dog commands and behaviours, many dog owners often realise that distractions can sometimes overpower the value of the treat and progress stops. By this, I mean that your dog finds distractions much more fun than a treat, or simply will not respond unless you have a treat in hand for him.
Throughout my years of working with dogs professionally, I have found that using a blended approach works best, where we can reward our dogs for good behaviour and introduce a (pain-free) correction when our dog does not listen to our commands. The psychology behind this method is that our beloved pet learns and understands, similarly to how we raise children, that certain behaviours are not okay and will result in a negative outcome for them.
So how do I achieve this? In my online course, I go into depth to explain the psychology and methods of blended training, which can be applied with or without the use of any apparatus. As an example training tool, I use an e-collar. Please note that this tool is NOT a shock collar used to hurt our dogs, but rather to deliver a small aversive within the collar to interrupt the dog from pursuing his distraction. Aversive’s, in particular, e-collars, are given a terrible name due to inexperienced persons/trainers with a very biased opinion due to their own personal beliefs. The second training tool I use is called a ‘check chain’ for our dogs who pull on the leash. The check chain also helps to interrupt our dog when he is distracted or not listening, in a pain-free way, and allows him to recognise what the correct behaviour should be. If you are looking for painful or aggressive training methods for your dog, this is not the course for you.
What if I have concerns about using a blended approach?
Some people prefer to stick with positive reinforcement training only, and I completely respect this. You will find that the psychology I teach in my course will still be of great use as it helps owners to understand why a dog is behaving in a certain way, and you can apply this understanding to your chosen training approach. Should you ever find that the course doesn’t suit your needs, I offer a money-back guarantee.
Check out my online course today with over 3 hours of real-life amazing transformation videos, all resulting in many, many happy dogs and happy owners!
- Introduction and Theory (26:38)
- Check Chain, how to use them? (11:17)
- E-Collar, How to use them? (9:14)
- Demonstration Dog - Leo Before (21:46)
- Demonstration Dog - Leo After (28:21)
- Meet Ike and Zeke (3:13)
- Ike's Training (25:47)
- Zeke's Training (15:06)
- Applying the method for two untrained dogs - Ike & Zeke (30:31)
- Applying the method for two untrained dogs and a pram - Ike & Zeke (11:42)
- Ike and Zeke 1 week later (5:44)
- Troubleshooting (5:11)
- Conclusion (0:26)
Hi, I’m Mitch Watson
After leaving the Police Service as an experienced Dog Handler in 2012 Mitch embarked on his next journey to help train domestic dogs in Brisbane, Australia. Since then, ‘The Paw Professor®’ has evolved and assisted tens of thousands of dog owners all over Australia. From puppies to adults, all breeds and all issues he has been assisting dog owners achieve fantastic results! Mitch has been consulted by many rescue organisations in assisting fearful and ‘dangerous dogs as well as thousands of domestic dog owners at their ‘wits end’ with dogs that were either going to be euthanised or rehomed due to their unfortunate behaviour. With over 15 years experience in the working dog and domestic dog arena Mitch is continually being approached by people Australia wide for advice on helping them with their dog’s behaviour.