Did I ever tell you how much I love my job?
Really, every day I get to work with dogs and their owners. And every day brings on its unique challenges.
You never know what you’ll be dealing with. An aggressive GSD, a nervous Aussie, a cockapoo with a housetraining problem or a newly adopted mix breed dog that wants to kill chickens.
And lives with 50 chickens.
Would I be able to train a dog that wants to chase and kill chickens to safely live with the chickens?
Is it possible?
Can it be done?
Will this assignment be too much for The Amazing Dog training Man?
I’m sure by now you know that as a highly skilled, world famous, much in demand canine training specialist, I got the job done.
And I’ll share the video with you in just one moment because I know you are thinking...
...how did he do it?
I have discussed this with you in the past. In order to really train dog you need to know a few things. The first thing you need to know is the four behavior quadrants. You have to know how to use positive reinforcement, negative reinforcement, negative punishment and positive punishment.
When I observed Fritz go after the chickens, I knew right away that I would be using the (GASP) Positive Punishment quadrant. I knew that I would have to apply a negative consequence when little Fritz decided he wanted a chicken dinner.
You won’t hear this kind of information in very many places because the PO’d (positive only) will clearly tell you this is NOT the way to handle the situation. They will then give you long, complex, ineffective training protocols to follow.
They will add that using positive punishment will result in fall out, aggressive behavior, fearful behavior and a long list of other behavior problems.
Done correctly, Positive Punishment will decrease or end unwanted behaviors. In the video I am about to direct you, to observe Fritz’s behavior.
You’ll see that he is a friendly, happy, little guy and wags his tail the whole time he goes into a fenced in area full of chickens.
And just in case you’re wondering, I did NOT use a prong, choke or electronic collar to train Fritz. You can see the video by going here: