Awesome! We are battling some leash issues so this is great! Thanks!
Gee, that is interesting in the sense of kind of scary-disturbing.hello! We absolutely love using Cesar's training methods. His leash is very useful, not ot mention cheap without sacrificing quality, and has proven most useful when training dogs, good or bad. When this leash is used, it sits high up on the neck, and no it does not choke the dog, instead it is on the most sensitive part so a quick tug at the right moment is all that is needed when correcting a dog. After time and practice, your dog knows what to expect on walks. Here is a useful link/page you can visit that can tell you more!
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Leash reactivity/ leash aggression in this context has nothing or little to do with squirrels. Prey drive is normal. The concern is reactivity/ barrier(or leash) aggression towards other dogs or towards humans. Negative punishment is the taking away of something desired, ex. is taking away a toy; which doesn't equate to a leash correction. A leash correction is positive punishment under operant conditioning termsYoure right Shell, on certain dogs in certain situations we would never ever recommend that. Negative punishment has never proven fruitful so I'm with you there. We jus tmean if say, a dog is hyper-focused on a squirrel, they start to get excited. so in order to lower their excitment (with the goal of just going for a nice walk without a dog pulling you towards a squirrel) a quick correction on the leash is given just to divert their attention back to me. No harm done and only on certain dogs in certain situations =] The goal ultimately is to say "hey focus on me and our walk" instead of sprinting off after squirrels =D
I haven't had much luck in finding videos for CC on territorial or similar behavior that I can suggest. I found one video that was solid for territorial behavior CC but once I watched other videos by the same trainer, I don't feel comfortable suggesting it because the other vids delved off into dominance theory training. I can try to find it again and link it with a big old caveat of "this video ONLY" kinda disclaimer. I did find a good CC video for general handling (like nail trims, vet exam) that demonstrates the concept of what counter conditioning IS, but the actual physical movements and steps wouldn't really apply well to territorial type behavior.Bringing this thread back to life. Some good stuff here. I'm looking specifically for VIDEOS (free online) regarding counter-conditioning - even better if it's CC for territorial behavior. Suggestions? I've perused lots of kikopup's videos but I'm not really seeing anything that specific.