How To Guarantee Your Dog Will Never Bark or Jump Unnecessarily Again!

Do you want to know why your dog can't Seem to stop jumping on people or why They just bark their heads off sometimes I want to start off right now with some Training advice that you can put into Practice immediately and then we're Going to go into why dogs jump in bark I'm going to show you how to implement Something called Behavior swapping and How adaptive learning applies here by The end of this video you're going to Know exactly what to do click thumbs up Subscribe for everything dog training First tip have treats in your pocket Stay with me having treats on hand Allows you to train your dog throughout The day during those calmer moments if You have trouble remembering this just Put a bag of treats right next to your Toothbrush yeah it's kind of weird but You're going to remember to put treats In your pocket and that's crucial Because dogs especially when they're Overexcited really struggle to listen Unless they've got experience listening In less intense situations a lot of Cheats are too crumbly too greasy or Filled with fattening ingredients or Your dog just doesn't like them if you Really want to step up your treat game Pupvard has redefined what high quality Training treats for our dogs should be These are real chicken nice and small They're dry that means they actually

Taste amazing which which is really Important and because they're Freeze-dried I can take a handful of Them put them in my pocket and just know That they're there they've got blueberry Treats banana treats the problem is when I buy the banana or the blueberry treats I end up eating them now you can get These at PetSmart in theory you could Wait for this video to end go to PetSmart buy these treats and have a Super trained dog by the end of the day So often barking and jumping are two Sides of the same coin both are ways That dogs often express their needs and They go hand in hand these behaviors Aren't random they're connected to our Dog's emotions and how they interpret Their surroundings those are such Powerful clues for example a dog might Bark excessively due to fear anxiety or Excitement or worry because they're just Bored they might jump on you because They're eager to play or because they Haven't seen you in so long like five Minutes in some cases or more simply They've learned that it gets them the Attention they crave by tuning into our Dog's emotions we're able to get at the Heart of their behavior and that's how We're going to make changes that stick It's about solving a problem not just Hitting the mute button on their quirks So we've got to tailor our approach to

Really fit their emotions in those Moments what do you think are the Emotional motivations behind your dog's Jumping and barking Behavior tell me Below are they excited to see you Seeking attention nervous bored or maybe Even scared once you start to understand The motivations that are driving your Dog's Behavior you're much more equipped To actually address it one fundamental Concept that's going to help you make Progress on this is called Behavior Swapping the idea behind Behavior Swapping is so simple yet it's so Powerful instead of just trying to stop An unwanted Behavior by suppressing it Or punishing it which we know can be Problematic long term sometimes instead We swap that behavior with something Acceptable that works for our dogs and For us let's say your dog jumps on Guests the second they answer your home Instead of scolding them for jumping and Telling them what not to do it's much Easier for our dogs to succeed and for Us to accomplish what we're trying to Accomplish if we replace it with telling Them something to do this is Veronica I Want to give you an idea of how I Communicate with a dog when they're in That super excited frantic State of Mind Like when there's a knock at the front Door The ideal behavior that I would like my

Dog to perform when they hear a knock at The door is pay attention to me so that I can escort you over here to your bed Or you could potentially use a crate as Well for science's sake let's see what Happens when Bree knocks on the counter Catching Veronica off guard My goal isn't to get her to stop barking My goal is to improve communication when She's in a frantic state of mind there's Nothing inherently wrong with barking It's just that we want to be able to Have mutual communication with our dogs While they're barking my objective for This lesson is to swap that barking Behavior with something I like better The goal here is to get her to associate That knocking sound with actually going And doing the task that I'd like her to Do it's a lofty goal for a single Training session we'll see how far we Can get step one let's make her bed the Most amazing place to be toss some Treats onto the bed no skill required I'm using really tiny treats because I'm Trying to accomplish a little bit of Duration here these treats break up Really nice right now I'm happy to just Let her kind of evolve towards the Behavior that I'm looking for my hope Here is that she'll relax and lie down Here at some point There we go the sit I like that she was kind of trending

Towards the down yeah right there see That And so here I'm going to pick up that Rate of reinforcement make it a little Bit quicker just to let her know that's Really working still working I'm gonna Release her and the guarantee that the Release works I'm going to toss the Treat at the same time Okay Dogs are Really likely to go after things in Motion she just automatically gestured She put her feet on there as if to say That was working a moment ago yeah oh Look at this and so she goes straight to The SIP that time into the down because She's like that was working really well Still I'm choosing to keep the treats Coming when she's in that mid position And then increase it when she Accomplishes that physical position of Down but really we're hoping that she'll Be in a calm State of Mind at some point But right now we're just teaching her The mechanics so my next step is to Teach her that she can lie on this while I walk around I don't think I need to Prompt her I think she's probably going To ask so I'd rather have her ask that Way I know I've got a way more willing Participant which is so advantageous When you're training a dog yes I'll go Ahead and say yes for the check-in

Oh how interesting yes isn't that a Tricky one right do you reward that she Lied down she got in the relaxed Position but she's not on the bed where I want her I tend to look for the Silver Lining there I'm gonna give her a chance To self-correct too Yes you'll just remember every time I Say yes I try to follow it up with Something that she really likes the idea Is that I can walk around I can March I Can make all kinds of sudden movements And she ought to be able to kind of hold That position that's what I'm working Towards and she's yes maintaining Calmness in a specific spot that's great The main thing that we're trying to Accomplish here is teaching our dogs to Pay attention to us when there's Something exciting like a knocking sound Going on so we give them experience we Train them we rehearse these things and We try to exceed what it might be like Even in real life there's so much value In catching your dog succeeding Because now I feel much more confident That I can do this Yes Throughout all of this training we're Not getting any barking or jumping at All in fact we're getting an alternative Behavior you can see or make the Connection between the knocking sound And going to the bed

I mean we've worked on relax in the past We just haven't worked on it in this Specific context relax yes and that's That light bulb moment you can see she's Connecting that knocking sound with Going to her bed yes didn't want to take Any chances right there once you Practice this for a bit your dog's doing Really well like Veronica's doing you Can step it up a little bit and have a Friend knock on the front door while you Run through a similar version of this Exercise or add other real life Distractions that make sense for your Situation if you really want to get Progress here do those surprise training Sessions throughout the day randomly Audit your dog or help them understand You when they're not expecting it now if You're really struggling to get through To your dog because they're overly Excited when guests arrive it might be Best to keep them in a separate room Initially once your guests are settled And you can focus on your dog then you Can bring your dog out on leash to meet Everyone the reason for the leash is Because during these transition periods Where they go from being in a room to Really excited to interact with guests The leash allows you to prevent the Jumping altogether by having reasonable Control of your dog you guys remember Your dog's seeking system that we

Discussed in the last video right dogs Are genetically wired to explore and Investigate everything so with your Guests present consider giving your dog A toy that they value in that moment or If that doesn't work you might want to Scatter some high value treats in the General area but maybe away from your Guests in order to keep them preoccupied For a moment with every moment that they Remain grounded even if they're Initially assisted by something like Scattering a few treats on the floor Your dog is gaining practical experience In appropriate behavior in the presence Of guests the majority of dogs are going To naturally settle down after several Minutes and that's the time to really Start working with them in other words When our dogs are super excited it's Best to let that pass and manage them And then when they settle down only then Can we really get through to them the Beauty of behavior swapping is that it Doesn't suppress your dog's excitement It just channels in it into something More appropriate they're still rewarded For their behavior it's just a different Behavior this is what's properly Referred to as differential Reinforcement of an incompatible Behavior or other Behavior sounds fancy But it's just a simple way of saying That we're going to replace an unwanted

Action from our dogs with something that We find more polite what's so great About this is this approach can be Applied to a number of unwanted Behaviors from our dogs for example if Your dog's chewing on furniture you can Swap out the chewing of the furniture With a really good bone that your dog Might like if your dog is the type of Dog to run out of an open front door you Can swap that behavior out for a sit and Stay while the door opens ultimately When we're teaching our dogs how to stop Pulling on leash we have to swap the Pulling Behavior with polite Behavior Another key aspect of effective dog Training is adaptive learning that's the Ability of our dogs to apply lessons That they've learned to new environments And scenarios you see while dogs are Incredibly smart they don't naturally Generalize well this means even if your Dog has learned not to bark excessively In their own house they may not Intuitively understand that that rule Applies at your friend's house when you Bring them over there that's why finding New ways to challenge your dog and Practice in new environments is so Important think about when you were Learning to drive you didn't just Practice in one location you practice in Parking lots and quiet roads and then Busier roads and maybe even highways

Each new environment presented different Challenges it's the same thing with our Dogs to help accelerate your dog's Adaptive learning you can try changing Various variables in your training Depending on your dog's skill level the More skilled they are the more variables You can play with dogs bark and they Have to be able to bark and I don't mind A bark or two for my dog I mean there's Real bears out there and if they see one I want them to tell me but I really want To make sure that I can get through to Them and practicing when they're Surprised Is What It Takes when you're Training your dog not to jump practice Skills like sit and stay settle leave it The recall heal look at me lie down and Make sure you vary your training with Different people different times Different excitement levels most of all Patient with yourself I mean you are Learning a new skill too consider this Too you're helping your dog unlearn Habits that might have been ingrained For months or even years in some cases So remember treats in the pocket when Your dog realizes that they could be Rewarded or reinforced at any given time That can boost their motivation to Behave as you want them to and it does It quickly but this does not mean you Will have to rely on treats forever They're just an outstanding way to

Reinforce behaviors that you want to see More of puff Retreats are really great For that you can get them nationwide at PetSmart was this video helpful click Thumbs up subscribe share this video Tell me what your experience has been Like training things like this I'd love To hear about your progress any Challenges that you're facing as well And we're on threads now follow us on Tick Tock Instagram Facebook as well and See you next time

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