How To Become A Professional Dog Trainer In 3 Simple Steps (Step 2)
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DESCRIPTIONhttp://www.good-dogs.co.uk/howtobecomeadogtrainer - Do you believe that helping dogs is what you are meant to do, that it feels like your calling and you are motivated to make a difference in the world? During this slide show I talk about the second simple and very important step to becoming a successful dog trainer which is: 'Dog Training Knowledge And Hands On Experience' First of all learn a method that resonates with you, one that is kind and humane and very effective. Life experience teaches SO much more than just words or theory, so wherever possible roll your sleeves up, learn from the inside out and practice as much as possible. Watch this slide show to learn more tips and in depth information...
<ul><li> 1. 3 Simple Steps To Becoming A Professional Dog Trainer, Making A Difference In The World AND Paying The Bills At The Same Time. By Sharon Bolt Dog Behaviour Expert and Founder of Good Dogs! As featured on BBCs Britains Most Embarrassing Pets The Chris Evans Show on BBC Radio 2 GMTV BBC Radio Sussex and Surrey As interviewed in The Independent, The Guardian and The Sunday People Newspapers And has conducted training for Battersea Dogs and Cats Home </li></ul> <p> 2. In my first slide show I explained how these lovely boys dramatically changed my life and my career and I also explained the first of the '3 Simple Steps To Becoming A Professional Dog Trainer, Making A Difference In The World And Paying The Bills At The Same Time 3. To recap, the first step is about your mindset, beliefs and expectations. Today Im going to talk about the second step which is: Dog training knowledge and hands on experience. So lets get started... 4. First of all its important to learn a method that resonates with you, one that is kind, humane and very effective. It seems that the dog training world is divided Into groups : Humane Groups 5. Those that follow positive reinforcement techniques. 6. Those that follow Cesar Millans techniques. 7. My approach to dog training is exactly the same as I approach all other areas of my life I take the best of whats out there that resonates with me, plus add my own experience and knowledge into the mix. Ill explain more... 8. I LOVE and use positive reinforcement techniques nothing feels better than giving praise or a treat to a dog who has responded well to what youve asked. Its a great way to teach a dog commands such as sit, down and stay and its also a fantastic way to create positive associations in situations where a dog has previously shown fear or uncertainty. 9. In my experience ONLY focusing on the dog is NOT the answer. BUT... 10. Its true that there are a small percentage of dogs who do not need leadership. Dogs (like people) have different personalities, its not about the breed but about the personality of the dog. 11. For example if a dog is naturally submissive by nature, is happy to just fit in, likes to please, doesnt challenge or want any trouble then positive reinforcement techniques on their own will work brilliantly in order to have a well behaved dog. 12. Thats not the case for most dogs and without the owner understanding how their dog sees the world, how THEY think and how to tick THEIR boxes there is a crucial missing link. 13. Its essential that the owner understands their dog, what THEIR needs are and how to meet THEIR expectations in a kind and confident way. Its also good to remember that dogs are animals and not human, they communicate non-verbally and have different needs and expectations than our own. Understanding your do Dogs are animals 14. Dogs read us by what we think and feel which is why its so important that we try to be as balanced as possible when we are around them. Have you ever noticed that when you are stressed out your dogs behaviour gets worse?! I often laugh and say dont they know were only human! 15. Dogs are naturally drawn to people (and other animals) who demonstrate leadership qualities such as... 16. Decisiveness. Strength. Someone who is calm but firm (not a push over). Someone who gives clear and concise directions. Someone who communicates simply but effectively. Someone who rewards when doing a good job. Someone who is self assured and confident. Someone who has presence and easily gains respect and trust. 17. They also have : Strong , upright body language, which means their head is held high, their chest is forward and shoulders relaxed. They have : An air of authority, pack leaders are almost regal like with calmness and determination. 18. The qualities looked for in a pack leader are not dissimilar to what we look for in a human leader. Dog 19. If you work for a boss who panics and shouts in a crisis, has a problem making decisions or communicates in a way that leaves you confused and unsure then you have little trust in this person for your well being. 20. If on the other hand you work for a boss who is calm and confident, gives clear information and makes good decisions you know you can trust in their leadership and judgement and relax when theyre around to take care of you. The same is true for dogs too. Calm & Confident 21. Pack leaders are NOT aggressive or pushy but are calm, confident and expect their directions to be followed. Dogs dont negotiate with higher ranking members but show respect and a willingness to please, they also feel safe and taken care of in the presence of the pack leader. Additionally dogs are communicating non-verbally all the time and demonstrate dominant and submissive signals. 22. For example : Dominant or challenging signals in dogs are shown by : A large confident body posture - the head and the ears are raised. They have large staring, often fixated eyes. They have curled raised lips and a wrinkled muzzle and the tail is high. The whole posture is upright and very strong. challenging signals 23. Submissive signals are indicated by a lowered body, their ears are back and their eyes are small and the tail is lowered. They will avoid holding eye contact for very long and will look away, sometimes turning their head and other times their whole body. 24. Furthermore dogs have certain behaviours that calm themselves, other dogs and you down! 25. One of the ways they do this is by sniffing the ground. They often pretend they smell something really good. If they do this around other dogs, it can encourage the other dogs to do it too and take the focus of what could have otherwise led to a possible conflict. 26. Another way they calm the situation is by yawning they often use this calming down mechanism when the environment becomes stressed or if you pet them too closely. 27. A third way dogs can choose to calm the situation is by flickering their tongue in and out quickly. This signal is often chosen when 2 dogs are approaching each other. 28. In conclusion, I dont personally support the bite or pinning the dog down on their side techniques but I do believe that being the pack leader, having a strong positive mindset and focusing on the dog owner first are essential ingredients to how balanced a dog is. Focusing on the Dog Owner An essential ingredient To a balanced dog 29. When you combine leadership with an understanding of how a dogs mind works PLUS positive reinforcement techniques the results are not only staggering but are fast and long lasting too. Leadership Understanding a Dogs mind Positive reinforcement techniques 30. Would you like to have the self-belief, the confidence, the knowledge and hands on experience in order to have your dream job and be a professional dog trainer? Do you feel you are MEANT to work with dogs and would like to make a BIG difference in the world? And would you like to work the hours YOU want, have time for you, your family and friends and PAY THE BILLS at the same time? 31. If youve answered yes then what Im going to tell you next could be an amazing opportunity for you... 32. I've created 'The Rolls Royce of Dog Training and Mentoring' Programme. There are 2 parts to the programme : The 5 Day Advanced Course plus a follow up bonus day. Followed by an : 8 week business, coaching and mentoring boot camp. 33. This programme is jam packed full of roll your sleeves up and learn from the inside out hands on dog training experiences. Plus an 8 week business and mentoring on-line boot camp where I show you step by step, using leading edge technology, EXACTLY how you can fast track your way to success. 34. This is only for people who are ready NOW to make a HUGH positive difference in their lives. There is an opening for a maximum of 6 people to work closely with me in order to get the experience, mindset and business knowledge needed in order to be successful. 35. By application and invitation only. A maximum of 6 places. Places are assigned in the order that suitable applicants are received. 36. www.good-dogs.co.uk/howtobecomeadogtrainer Complete the application form at the bottom of the page. If it seems we're a good match and I feel I can help you we'll have a telephone consultation, which is 100% free, to see if we really are a good fit. </p>
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