How to get real life results
Does your dog learn a trick and then still can't handle real life?
I came across an example just the other day. This beautiful dog had been shown a closed fist = sit back. Sounds spot on right? However you change the picture and shed come over and try to get the food.
Instead of impulse control she had been shown a picture. Change the picture she didn't know what to do.
Lucky I know exactly how to combat this! Make sure when asking a dog to leave something alone, you also build up value in it too. Say you're covering the food with a pot. Give heaps of easy wins, let them have the food under the pot. Then cover the food and wait for them to back up even just lifting their head away to start with. Then build value in it again.
Another classic example is recall. I'm going to cover that one on my Facebook page www.facebook.com/CoolCanines
Please ask me any questions, I'm happy to help!