Attention is the ultimate training tool.
Here’s your practical training pearl. The ultimate training tool personal attention to your puppy when they do something you want them to do. But, withhold personal attention when they don’t do what you want them to. Chew on that a bit and think about what you’re doing currently.
Purposefully withholding attention is one of the best ways to break negative behaviors in large breeds. This bypasses confrontation which calms both the trainer and the puppy. They will quickly figure out what it takes to earn your attention and they will eagerly seek it.
This is why I love training collars. Tones and shocks aren’t associated with you. They are associated with improper behaviors.
So, withhold any attention the next time your puppy jumps on you. Conversely, give him lots of attention when he comes politely and looks up at you with those big eyes. Soon, he will repeat this behavior and you’ll have the best dog in the neighborhood.
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