We’re going to be addressing some of the most common myths in dog training. In fact, some of these myths are so common that many professional dog trainers even accept them to still be true. We’re going to shatter those myths.
It’s easy to accept this, especially when their widespread, maybe you’ve, experienced it yourself with your own dog. If so, tell me in the comments below, for example, maybe you have a golden retriever that doesn’t like to fetch or a lazy border collie? Where has your dog defied the stereotype? Now let’s go meet Jompa and his dad Rob.
How did you come up with the name? Jompa Rob, uh well, jompa means uh, loving-kindness in Tibetan and sort of when I found out he was a pit bull. You know. I kind of really want to find a name that would sort of be different than what the myth is about pit bulls. Being these a mean aggressive dog, I rescued him from the laspca.
You guys obviously have an incredible relationship, and I mean that is the most important thing. When teaching a dog, why did you decide that now was the right time to get a dog in your life? I wanted a companion. You know a little guy that I could sort of train come home and crack a beer open and sure I no no, not a beer now to be Arab. I actually found you initially from YouTube.
I really liked your methods, and so I emailed you. How long was he at the SPCA? Do you know uh yeah? He was rescued in May of this year. Actually he did get picked up for a couple days: the homeowners insurance for these people that adopted Jompa. They would drop him so they brought him back and they only had him for a couple days.
Wait so you’re saying that the people who had him originally had to bring him back because their homeowners insurance wouldn’t cover it, because he was a pitbull yeah, yeah, absolutely yeah, that sort of breed discrimination that occurs yeah. Well, that’s part of the thing that I want to address today. So that’s interesting. You should mention that I didn’t even know that part of your motivation was look. I’ve got this pit bull, there’s a lot of stereotypes about them.
Pit Bull Myths
I need to hold him to a higher standard, because you know, unfortunately, in our society there’s not often the second chance for a dog just because of their breeding. Did you have any reservations about getting a pit bull or did any of your family members? Give you a hard time about that or what actually my mom she’s worried about me. You know she’s, worried about me and my girlfriend, and you know what you know. The media portrays these myths about pit bulls.
You know they’re dangerous vicious dogs. They will snap on you at any point in time and grap on. Not let go that’s what I actually started doing a lot of research about pit bulls because it did. I was like well from what I’ve heard people who have adopted them in the past.
I felt comfortable with it, but I wanted to educate myself. I’ve worked with so many pit bulls, hundreds of them. You know they’re, really common here in the southern United States, and I have never seen any issues of them being more aggressive than any other breed. Many people are quick to judge this breed just because of their DNA. In fact, in many areas of the United States and around the world, they have banned these dogs altogether.
In fact, the entire United Kingdom has ban pit bulls they’re actually plenty of studies to show that breed specific legislation focused on banning certain breeds has had no effect. In fact, in some countries, like Italy and the Netherlands they’ve overturned these bans altogether, which is definitely step in the right direction.
The ASPCA has stated that pit bull bias in the media is also a major contributing cause to the negative stereotypes of pit bulls. The reflection of how dogs like pit bulls are treated in our culture today really has more to do with the type of person who gravitates towards exploiting a dog like a pit bull now. This is interesting check this out.
Those who have a pit bull or Rottweiler or wolf, hybrid, a Doberman, an Akita or a Chow on average, have 10 times as many criminal convictions. Now this, at least to me, would lead to pretty solid evidence that it’s more about the type of person who gravitates to this breed and what we need to do is do a better job on finding good people like you to bring these dogs into their home.
The only thing that’s really changing the culture of how people perceive pit bulls is education. That’s something we’re very big on here at the dog training revolution. You guys can help by sharing this video as well.
Many people think that pit bulls are more challenging to work with or more difficult to Train, but actually I think we can dispel that myth right now by getting Jumba interested in the new sciutto crate from Midwest homes for pets. What do you say sounds good first, we’re going to focus on teaching jumpa to go in and out of the crate cuz, that’s important when you have a dog because you want to be able to control their environment. I’M just going to put a little piece of chicken right there. Really nice work. Yes, good boy, nice cut, Hank!
Oop! Look at that! Just like that! Yes, you know. Whenever you’re introducing your dog to a crate, you want to be really tolerant of the fact that they might be a little reluctant, as you can see, Java just went right in and look at this communication we’re using these treats, of course, to bridge that communication.
This is probably the most major redesign of a travel carrier. I’ve seen in my dog training career. This crate happens to have caster wheels. Now those are an optional add-on. Now I think we might be able to actually close the door here.
Good good job sweet we’ll see how he does you have a really cool lock on it here for some extra security, that’s locked – and this is unlocked pretty cool, come on buddy, good job, you’re, doing great yeah, it’s good that you see how he just went in.
There I love it when that happens, you have a carrying compartment to keep your supplies in, like your leash, your clicker, your ball, whatever you might need, you could keep some treats in there. This is going to blow your mind. You’ve never seen this one. A crate before check out this handle right here, makes it so much easier to push and pull. If you do a lot of traveling, it’s always awkward to pick them up, because they’re so wide or so fat.
If you grab them right here, you now can pick it up, see that that cool you guys are interested in getting the sciutto travel carrier I’ll, have a link in the description where you can get it. What are you doing? This is my chicken.
Myth Number 2
Let’s talk about myth number two in dog training, there’s a really popular myth out there that you need to dominate your dog. Now I would tell you don’t focus on domination focus on communication and the fastest way to achieve communication is to begin by teaching your dog.
Yes, and no, I like to teach yes and no by teaching our dogs to leave something alone, so we’re going to see how quickly we can teach jompa how to do this. I’m going to start with a piece of chicken in my hand right here and I’m going to.
Let jumpa know it’s there when he goes for it, I’m simply going to close it and say no, when he does what I like I’ll say so now, whenever you’re teaching your dog, yes and no, you want to have the emphasis be on yes good to see. If we get them to leave it alone for a longer period of time and kind of make it a little bit tougher, no, no, yes good boy! I mean that was amazing.
Right there just be consistent. You know be really calm when you’re talking to your dog and be genuine dogs really detect sincerity and jump is doing a really good job with this. So the whole lesson of this is you: don’t need to jerk your dog around on a leash and show them that you’re the Alpha?
You just need to take a little bit of time to communicate with them and teach them some basic communication start with yes, and no for a more detailed video and teaching your dog to leave something alone or if you want to know more about the dominance. Myth and dog training see the description now on to myth number three dogs can’t learn more than one thing at a time.
We’re going to try and teach jumpa three things right now: we’re going to go for a sit, yes good job and let’s go with a lie down yes, rewarding after lie down, and now we’re really going to try and do something special here with roll over. Yes, look at that good job really good. Can you keep going? Can you keep going with it? Yes and then back the other way good rewarding here we can teach our dog how to do things really quick like that dogs are capable just like we are of understanding more than one concept at a time now, of course, you don’t want to overwhelm them, but Don’T feel like you have to master one thing before moving on to the next.
If you want to learn more about Laura training, I’ll, have a link in the description that will help you. Let’S talk about myth number four: if you use treats to teach your dog you’ll, always need treats to get them to listen, actually, there’s a very straightforward formula to teach your dog how to listen without treats I’ll, have a more detailed video in the description, but I’ll Give you kind of a quick idea as to how to make that happen right now.
My goal here is to see if we can get jumpa to do multiple things for one tree, that’s the intermediate step. You need to take the teacher dog to listen without treats. I haven’t rewarded them yet that’s sit and lie down now.
We’re going to try and get a rollover boom. Yes, I’m actually going to give them a jackpot reward there. So you don’t just go from treats to no treats. You have to make sure that you phase that logic in for your dog, but you know he’s doing really good with this. Yes, no treats yet do it and let’s see if we can get one more three rollovers for one piece of chicken.
That is a good deal. You want to reward your dog for steady progression on what they’re learning and you want to kind of mix it up. Sometimes you want to just reward them like crazy and other times. You want to make them work a little bit harder for that reward, but the bottom line you’re just trying to send the message to your dog. Look I’ll pay you, but you got to do a little bit more this time.
Until eventually, you don’t have to rely on reward, remember commit to six months to one year of training, with frequent rewards before seriously phasing out, treats and rewards altogether myth number five. That is your dog is stubborn because they won’t listen to you. When you leave the house, I mean, after all, if your dog listens to you in the house, then they obviously know the behavior right.
No, not so much dogs, don’t generalize environment that well, and you have to kind of work with them for an extended period of time, in especially outdoor environments, don’t have the same expectations that you have outside or in any new environment, as you do, when your dog Is at home think about a kid being at Disney World and how interested they are in doing their math homework in that situation. It’S really kind of similar for our dogs, because they love to investigate.
They perceive the world much differently than we do so we have to be really understanding of that with them. I’ll have a cool video in the description. I’ll show you how to teach your dog to listen to you in new places and round other dogs. Are there any myths that you guys have thought to be true and then later found out?
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I really want the ball. I think yeah. I could be on the cover, if you’re serious, about learning, how to teach your dog make sure you’re subscribed and check out these other videos I’ll show you how to teach your dog to listen around other dogs with Nina or if you want to know how to Phase out treats check out how to teach your dog to listen without treats check out Knox for a better understanding of lure training and, of course, you’ll need to know how to teach your dog to leave something alone.