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00:00:00hi everybody and welcome to another episode of Iowa's with your host dr. Ian Dunbar Dunbar about popular myths in dog training dogs are very important element of a lot of people's lies and they are an important part of our culture dogs and humans have been living together for thousands of years so we've developed a lot of Notions about how and why dogs behave the way they do and how we might change their behavior dogs play important roles in movies TV and books however not all of these popular Notions are entirely factual and unfortunately some of them are actually quite harmful so today will be talking about the most prevalent myth about dogs and dog training so what do you guys think are some of the most common dog training myth
00:00:50well I think from the start with those two things that we spring to mind the first is your talk about how dogs behave as a massive difference between what and why what dogs do and why they do it and I think Ed Ed Ed massive man and dog training and and the treatment of behavior problems this is why the dog is doing it is of overall importance because usually it stops raining and I give someone $0.04 to a problem that the dog one day came in the living room and chewed up the shoes of that weed on your leg is the arm so then why did he do that and it's not the question I asked I would say how do we teach him not to do that
00:01:35faces as a myth because people believe it's so important that we absolutely believe I would say it's the myth of intention or or
00:01:47in the in the form of a mess please in the professional world this is just Paramount it seems to me you're absolutely going to classify the problem and at the end of it. He's upset he's anxious its territorial aggression Autos dominance which is huge
00:02:32maybe he'll segment on labeling labeling labeling the nominal fallacy that you think by labeling it you understanding and and regardless of whether you understand it or not which is probably not true so I think the question to ask is always what is the dog doing is this serious yes or no offer prognosis and then solve the problem yeah I was thinking about the check I always thought I would not to Discount Appliance and I think a lot of them come under the subject there harmful because they stopped raining no worrying about intention
00:03:32sorry I didn't mean to interrupt but whatever the whole concept of ligue 1 that prevent dogs from any other myths people use that stop them from Ferguson and harmful and the myth of dominance dominance thing which is again why is the dog doing it was like why he's being dominant and then what are they doing about the problem nothing only do is make the dog's life a misery
00:04:18how can I set up in terms of right reasons people might not train your saying dumb
00:04:38and that how does that work means they don't drink but it might mean they do they they do things in the name of training that don't address the real problem yeah it doesn't cause a lack of action this is just how it is or you know this is bad lips you doing what are you trying to teach the dog by grabbing him was a rolling on his back or biting his either or whatever the people
00:05:15play this is the minute he knows better and as soon as he says he knows better what's wrong this whole mess and he's trying to diss me you know like the dog has the cognitive power to you know that this people be kind of falls under the notion of intention yes have misconceptions about the dogs and tension that lead us down in a wild goose chase of what to do about going to say something good. That's why my phone was thinking the whole thing about intentional why the dog is doing it is only important if that changes your training protocols and to me that it is only one changing my training protocol and it's if the dog is fearful or anxious otherwise I'm just going to solve the problems of the dog is jumping up let's try not to sit when greeting people
00:06:15dogs barking and growling at you that states him to shush and build up his confidence and two calls I always do the same thing with every problem and I remember you know I was at a conference and got into a terrible behaviorist on the panel and she went crazy like you do the same thing but I would like to see that that's what what kind of watch for every dog that bites I do the same stuff unless the pipe is serious and unless I think
00:06:58you know if it's free advice or just not even out of the time I do the same stuff
00:07:09I need to explain that the dog is generally doesn't
00:07:14no better but actually just doesn't know beautiful beautiful it's not that animals can't make a decision and it can be the decision that you didn't want them to make that's entirely true so we can't say that's a myth a dog could say squirrel or come and can make the decision to go with the squirrel even knowing what come knowing what it mean having a good week
00:07:43so it's not that a dog can't make a decision to blow you off I guess but that most of the time in training when a person thinks the dog knows better there's a giant Gap in the training in the practice of training and the real life application the very least repetitions in the case of a blow off even when can say there's not enough repetition or not enough motivation which always falls on the trainer looks like the dogs but I think you hit the nail on the head when you said dog doesn't know well who's meant to teach him and I love to give human examples where people can empathize with the dogs out one of my favorites on stage invite someone up from the audience and there's a roach as nice I always sit down and when they sit down ice cream
00:08:43and I'm pulling off the chair then I say sit down so cuz I'm angry because they've got it wrong they know what I said they got it wrong I tell him to sit down again and this time I thought Jenna on the eyes go wide and we have a safety signal and I say what I want you to do and you said well you told me to sit down and then you got real nasty I said no I want you to sit on it said the analogy with a puppy is where the p in this room a hundred different places he pees in the place that's wrong and the only gets angry and all that teacher in the dog is now don't pee when he got his around they should be teaching a dog to pee what to chew when the bark in that me and to be promptly and reliably compliant of an obedient to come on
00:09:43you can say the same even with the basics it came and you know what is it is not just sitting your butt down. Your butt just touching the ground it's not just its know where when how quickly and what and what prompt you know and for how long and we just tend to think it's just that we taught them sick most of the time we have not broken it down that exercise sit means no matter where you are what's going on whatever buddy position to rinse it right away
00:10:19but that's a lovely one I love in my test where I'll take the the dog's leash at the oven at 2 in the back they always get to sit it doesn't say 5 times over I have the repeat at the turnaround opposite it doesn't immediately let me repeat that everyone in the audience sees it and laughs and I say well why didn't the dog sit iTunes why question and everyone in the audience is convinced he just doesn't understand it when your back is Dove and then let the Kika is what if I just shown BDubs not being disobedient or dissing you that he just doesn't understand what it means if your back is to why do feminists it if his back is too and he's 30 yards away chasing the rabbit that's when they got angry and scream with the closest not conducive to a good Rico
00:11:19have a complete picture of what the exercise next patient's are so they don't actually don't know better or no way it's not compelled to do it then you still haven't done your job as the as the trainer and the motivator and the teacher you know it's it's one thing to explain an exercise it's another to make it motivating and compelling especially in the in the face of other competing interests cereal in the morning but we take them to a party or to a restaurant and they may not be able to contain themselves they haven't practiced it in that scenario or it's just simply too distracted they're not at restaurant level set yet
00:12:19when it comes to pet dog training but with the biggest thing I think is the dog just simply doesn't understand the dog doesn't know it otherwise why would he intentionally annoyed someone who's his his best friend when with teaching people does make the assumption that the owners know it and the train was forget that they could have value of their experience and expertise and what's so easy for them is so difficult for the owner who is a mother who has two then go home teach her husband and her children has been trained the dog that she struggling to try and let the trickles down. I've always said training has to be quick and easy
00:13:19the title of this piece though to hit the reasons of misbehavior it actually reminds me of my first and it was the temp the dubs don't you know why dogs do what they do is not the question was you always ask what are they doing and I've got a problem that assist because we never know why the dog is doing it we never know what is thinking of feeling anymore than we know what you know what your wife is thinking of a feeling you know what baby Lily we don't know what another humans think you were feeling so how do we know when another species is thinking or feeling in the first comment on the blog what is so why did you write the book dog behavior why dogs
00:14:19just cracked me up. He knew better well thanks for letting everybody bye bye bye bye bye

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