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๐ˆ๐†: @kaizen_k9
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๐Ÿ”Ž Ben Guerts has a long history of training dogs for all types of outcomes - sport, K9, and even pet dogs.
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๐Ÿ‘€ Kaizen is more than Ben and his wife Sam though - together the whole Kaizen team have a lot going on over in Perth, Western Australia.
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๐Ÿ”Ž If you want to know more about Ben in particular heโ€™s also been a guest on @the.stim.podcast
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โœ… ๐—š๐—ผ ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ด๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ ๐—ž๐—ฎ๐—ถ๐˜‡๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ž๐Ÿต ๐—ฎ ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—น๐—น๐—ผ๐˜„ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—น๐—ฒ๐˜ โ€™๐—ฒ๐—บ ๐—ธ๐—ป๐—ผ๐˜„ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐—ฎ๐—ฝ๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ถ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ ๐˜€๐—ผ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ฑ ๐˜„๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ธ.
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#dogtrainer #dogtraining #dogslife #dogsofinsta #dogsofinstagram #dogbehavior #dogbehaviour #hopeisnotaplanofaction #positiveinfluence #development #education #improvementโฃโฃ
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What you'll see here is the entire session of boot familiarisation with Dammit from yesterday.โฃ..mistakes and all.
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FYI: I can't immediately recall if we've ever done this before so this may actually be a first exposure.โฃ
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I thought this was useful to share because of some of the high-jinx Dammit gets up to surrounding giving me his foot.โฃ
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You'll see how I worked by way through it, but more important to consider is where this behaviour comes from.โฃ
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Dammit LOVES his feet and leg being stroked - it'll put him in a trance and he'll bliss out for long periods of time enjoying that form of attention.โฃ
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You'd think that would bode well for doing this work...but one of his favourite games when having a morning cuddle in bed is to put his paw on top of my hand. โฃ
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We go back and forth this way as I lazily manage to get the upper paw. He adores this game...and that's the training scar I refer to here in the title.โฃ
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If you saw both of these scenarios here you'd consider them nearly identical.โฃ
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For the dog training nerds - I believe that this is an example of 'near transfer' - a concept I'm still learning about via @dancooper_msc who may be kind enough to chime in on this below as he's an expert on that.โฃ
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There are many little games and interactions that folks have with their dogs which hold either more or less benefit on things they're trying to achieve in training.โฃ
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One common example which can often cause a huge amount of grief for folks is playing 'chase me' in some form with their dog, where the dog learns that running away from the handler produces a highly desirable game.โฃ
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Do you have an example of a similar situation you've encountered in your dogs training and development? Go ahead and share it with us below.โฃ
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#dogtrainer #dogtraining #dogslife #dogsofinsta #dogsofinstagram #dogsofmelbourne #realworlddogtraining #hopeisnotaplanofaction #malinois #instamalinois #belgianmalinois #puppydevelopment #workingdog #belgianshepherd #clickertraining #k9 #performancevsappearance #developingdammit #dammit
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๐Ÿ’ฅ๐€๐ง๐ ๐ฃ๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ญ ๐ฅ๐ข๐ค๐ž ๐ญ๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐’๐ง๐š๐ฉ ๐ฐ๐š๐ฌ ๐›๐š๐œ๐ค ๐ฅ๐ข๐ฏ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ฐ๐ข๐ญ๐ก ๐ฆ๐ž ๐Ÿ๐ฎ๐ฅ๐ฅ ๐ญ๐ข๐ฆ๐ž.โฃ
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๐Ÿ’ช This is our second day of me running these two together.โฃ
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โฐ I've got a very tricky timeline driving some of this decision making, so I've had to make a bunch of stuff including this all this happen way faster than I would prefer...but so far, so good.โฃ
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โค๏ธ It's pretty nice to see mother and son run together...but for all his bravado and his stupid size, the boy knows Snappy runs the show.โฃ
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#dogtrainer #dogtraining #dogslife #dogsofinsta #dogsofinstagram #dogsofmelbourne #realworlddogtraining #hopeisnotaplanofaction #malinois #instamalinois #belgianmalinois #puppydevelopment #workingdog #belgianshepherd #clickertraining #k9 #performancevsappearance #developingdammit #dammit #lifeofsnap
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'๐‘๐ž๐š๐œ๐ญ๐ข๐ฏ๐ข๐ญ๐ฒ' - it's a term I hear a lot from the owners when describing their dogs behaviour.โฃโฃ
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๐ŸŽฏ Very often owners can pinpoint an exact moment or two that they feel caused their dogs reactivity.โฃโฃ
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๐Ÿ‘ Most often - ๐˜ค๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ญ๐˜บ ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฐ๐˜ต ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ธ๐˜ข๐˜บ๐˜ด - there's lot more to the situation than that.โฃโฃ
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๐Ÿ’ญ If we can't identify the contributors to what is all too often a very complex situation, then how can we hope to address that situation in a meaningful way?โฃโฃ
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๐ˆ ๐ก๐จ๐ฉ๐ž ๐ญ๐ก๐ข๐ฌ ๐ฏ๐ข๐๐ž๐จ ๐๐จ๐ž๐ฌ ๐ญ๐ฐ๐จ ๐ญ๐ก๐ข๐ง๐ ๐ฌ:โฃโฃ
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1๏ธโƒฃ - Offers another lens through which owners in this position to view their dogs;โฃโฃ
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2๏ธโƒฃ - Helps owner that hope to prevent such issues from occurring for their dog in the future.โฃ
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#dogtrainer #dogtraining #dogslife #dogsofinsta #dogsofinstagram #dogsofmelbourne #dogstagram #dogoftheday #hopeisnotaplanofaction
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๐—ง๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—พ๐˜‚๐—ฎ๐—น๐—ถ๐˜๐˜† ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ๐˜‚๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐˜„๐—ฒ ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐˜๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€ - ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐˜€๐—ผ ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜† ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ด๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฑ๐˜€.

Not only does it affect what we're able to learn and understand, but it also affects the relationship that we have with learning generally.

This seems to be a universally accepted fact with humans, and yet be most frequently overlooked by folks in regards to their dogs.

๐—ง๐˜‚๐—ป๐—ฒ ๐—ถ๐—ป๐˜๐—ผ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—ผ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—œ'๐—น๐—น ๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ ๐—น๐—ถ๐˜๐˜๐—น๐—ฒ ๐—บ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฒ๐˜…๐˜ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐˜„๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐—œ'๐—บ ๐˜€๐—ฎ๐˜†๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด.

๐Ÿ™ I hope this helps someone out there make an even better decision about the investment they make in their dogs training and development.
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