Labrador Training Techniques Using Sound to Stop Bad Behaviour

>> 7/13/09

You will find that the quickest way to train using sound is to set things up in a controlled way. Then we can train our Labrador with 4 repetitions.

We are going to carry out a 4 step process. Part of this will be to use different locations each time and to use some pros to help. Along the way, we will be trying to get inside our dogs mind to understand his thinking better.

They think, have a sense of humor, communicate, tease, lie, steal, etc. just like any one else. But, they don't think human. Dogs are limited to thinking like dogs. It's your responsibility to think things out from their perspective and try to use good judgement.

By being consistent with your dog, and using reflex conditioning, it is possible to change any of his behaviour patterns. If you are not consistent your dog will get confused.

Using a set of cans, or any other source of sound, so long as it is brief, and so long as it can be presented from different directions on each consecutive instance, are all that you need to do to break any behavior. Simply create the sound, and follow through with praise! It's that simple. Any behavior can be stopped or broken, simply by creating a sound, and praising immediately. The secret is, to allow the undesired behavior to begin again, and simply present the sound from another direction, and follow through with praise. Of course you have to understand how your dog thinks and learns in order to successfully achieve this.

What you do is create the sound every time bad behavior starts and follow that with praise. You will have to so this several times in order to change his conditioning. It takes persistence.

Of course, you may continue correcting your dog forever, as most trainers do. We do not understand why a trained dog needs correction. Seems that if he were trained, that would be the end of it. That would imply that if a trained dog makes a mistake, that this mistake is probably not an accident, but rather, a challenge to your authority.

Because the process is so enjoyable many people use it forever. Part of that comes from the satisfaction of successfully training our dog. Bear in mind, these are corrections and not the teaching of new behaviors.

Labrador Training Techniques Using Sound to Stop Bad Behaviour by Ian Brown

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Our complete book on Labrador training is a great aid to training your dog obedience in all situations. Training puppies requires some extra easy steps to help you bring him up and simply have great fun with him.

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