Monday, May 2, 2016

Bullies are Similar to Honey to Bees

Positive Not Negative Punishments

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Sweet Moment with Bojangles
Sweet Moment with Bojangles


Training and socializing is a daily event. Within each moment there is always an opportunity for short quick training sessions. 

This morning Bojangles decided to give the cat, named Spartacus, laying on my washier the stare down. Bojangles is a stubborn dog. I know if I try to tell him know and come. He will only challenge the cat further. So. I decided to take this moment as a training opportunity.

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My cat Spartacus, still laying on the washier cause of a Raining Monday!
My cat Spartacus, still laying on the washier cause of a Raining Monday!

I got up. Walk to Bojangles, asked him to look at me. He looked at me the second I asked. I rewarded him with a cookie. He was good for a few moment before him and Sir. Duke decided to created a tug of wars out of one of my blankets. 

The boys are strong. Sir. Duke and Bojangles can tear things similar to cutting a hot knife through butter. So, to stop them from tearing up my blanket. I ask them to stop and to follow me. 

Once I had Sir. Duke's and Bojangles's attention, I ask them to sit and gave them small treats. I did this for a few minutes. I only gave treats when they stayed sitting. Also, only  a few treats throughout the session. I said alright to release the boys. The boys left, went into my office and found something else to do they know I would not interrupt. Mission completed.

 Do you seize the moment to train your dog? How do you stop you dog when unwanted behaviors occur ? I have realized over the years positive training and asking what you want is more productive than aggressive training with negative punishments.

Training tools are basically the same, what techniques do apply to one dog is unique. 

I could force the dogs outside for five minutes. The dogs would think that being lock outside is harsh punishment. Specially on days that we have thunderstorms. I only execute such tactics to give a attitude adjustments, such as when Kujo is in a foul mood and is picking a fight with Sir. Duke or Angel.

I do believe in utilizing rewards and higher intelligent thinking over quick harsh physical punishments.
  1. Rule: Do not hit a dog. Especially when the dog is in the puppy stage and has body parts smaller than your hand.
 That is the only rule. All training is created out the need of the dog and the moment we are in.

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Bojangles taking a nap while he waits for the next exciting moment!
Bojangles taking a nap while he waits for the next exciting moment!


Do you punish to train or reward? How is your training methods working? Sharing is caring. Share Bully Devotion to help find dogs in need of good homes. 

Seize the moment, you will be amazed what life and your friendship with your dog or dogs has to offer. 

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What, I want to cuddle!
What, I want to cuddle!


Have a great Monday!


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