Kay Laurence - Learning About Dogs

Duration or hold your station?

June 05, 2019 Season 1 Episode 14
Kay Laurence - Learning About Dogs
Duration or hold your station?
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Kay Laurence - Learning About Dogs
Duration or hold your station?
Jun 05, 2019 Season 1 Episode 14
Sue McGuire
Teaching duration of behaviors needs to come with a strong understanding of where the behavior happens naturally.
Show Notes

Dogs are exquisite at knowing when a behavior they are doing needs to be slowed down, held or ended quickly. We as handlers need to be strong observers of when these behaviors happen naturally so that when we are requesting a dog to "hold their station" it's filled with understanding.

Back in the olden days, trainers were taught about the three D's--distance-duration-distraction. You can predict that any conversation with Kay Laurence of Learning About Dogs is going to toss out that old school mentality as irrelevant and quite possibly confusing to the learner.

Kay Laurence  of Learning About Dogs and Sue McGuire, an animal shelter Canine Behavior Program manager, start a two part series exploring duration.


 



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