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๐Ÿ’ก Here at CSI I deal with a ๐—Ÿ๐—ข๐—ง of stress related behaviour in dogs.
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๐Ÿ’ญ One of the most damaging notions I find owners hold is the following idea:
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โ€œ๐—ฃ๐˜‚๐—ป๐—ถ๐˜€๐—ต ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐—ฑ๐—ผ๐—ปโ€™๐˜ ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ธ๐—ฒ, ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ ๐˜„๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐˜„๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐—ฒ ๐—บ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐—ผ๐—ณ.โ€
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โš ๏ธ This age old dog training adage does have some validity - until it doesnโ€™t - and then it can be very harmful.
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๐Ÿš€ With an anxious dog, a fearful dog, a timid dog...the likelihood of contingencies resulting from this reductionist approach skyrocket.
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โ›”๏ธ ๐˜•๐˜ฐ๐˜ธ ๐˜ ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏโ€™๐˜ต ๐˜ด๐˜ข๐˜บ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ง๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ ๐˜ด๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ญ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง๐˜ต๐˜บ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ญ๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง โ€œ๐˜โ€™๐˜ฎ ๐˜ด๐˜ฐ ๐˜ด๐˜ฎ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ต ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฆ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ญ, ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฐ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ตโ€.
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๐—œ ๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐—ฑ ๐—ฑ๐—ผ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜. ๐—™๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐˜†๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐˜€.
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โšก๏ธ Eventually I got switched on enough to see things differently, and my intellectual curiosity forced me understand more...and to upskill.
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๐—ช๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜โ€™๐˜€ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐˜๐—ฎ๐—ธ๐—ฒ ๐—ต๐—ผ๐—บ๐—ฒ ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜€๐—ฎ๐—ด๐—ฒ ๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ?
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๐Ÿง  Well, the more complicated your dogs issues are, the greater the level of consideration you need to apply in the actions you take to meaningfully address them.
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โœ… ๐˜๐˜ตโ€™๐˜ด ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ ๐˜ถ๐˜ฏ๐˜ข๐˜ท๐˜ฐ๐˜ช๐˜ฅ๐˜ข๐˜ฃ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ณ๐˜ถ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ.
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๐Ÿ’ต If you own a dog that you think perhaps qualifies as โ€˜complicatedโ€™, then stop shopping around for trainers using bargain basement rates as your deciding factor.
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๐Ÿคทโ€โ™‚๏ธ Sorry guys, but itโ€™s true.
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๐Ÿ›‘ Oh, and stop looking for a solution that appears to be the easiest, or being sold on some program that seems like the least effort.
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๐Ÿ“† You get what you pay for ( ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ข ๐˜ค๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฐ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ต) - quality trainers arenโ€™t going to be the cheapest, and they may not be the most readily available either.
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๐—™๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ฎ ๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—ณ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐—น ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐—ผ๐—ณ๐—ณ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐˜€๐—ผ๐—บ๐—ฒ ๐—ถ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฒ๐—น๐—น๐—ถ๐—ด๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜ ๐—ถ๐—ป๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ด๐—ต๐˜, ๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ฝ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—บ ๐—ฎ ๐—ฝ๐—น๐—ฎ๐—ป, ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐—ต ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—ต๐—ผ๐˜„ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐˜„๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ธ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐—ฝ๐—น๐—ฎ๐—ป.
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โค๏ธ Your anxious/timid/fearful/stressed out dog will thank you and youโ€™ll make greater progress, much faster, without creating more issues.
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#dogtrainer #anxiety #anxiousdog #fearfuldog #behaviourmodification #dogsofmelbourne #patience
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๐Ÿ’ก I'd intended to try and get some footage of Booger and I doing a little work together, as my good friend @stevedogtrainer is continually pestering me for some.โฃโฃ
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โ›”๏ธ As you can see here my old iphone wasn't cooperating, but here's the only useful footage I got.โฃโฃ
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๐Ÿคทโ€โ™‚๏ธ It's a shame, as I made some mistakes that could have been really worthy of discussion.โฃโฃ
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#dogtrainer #dogtraining #dogslife #dogsofinsta #dogsofinstagram #dogsofmelbourne #realworlddogtraining #hopeisnotaplanofaction #malinois #instamalinois #lifeofboogie #belgianmalinois #vargkennels #puppydevelopment #workingdog #belgianshepherd #clickertraining #k9 #performancevsappearance
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โš ๏ธ Check out this clip from the latest episode of @the.stim.podcast
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๐Ÿ—ฃThough we touch on many topics during this podcast, some of which include:โฃ
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โœ… Anxiety and dogsโฃ
โœ… The important role a vet can play in the behavioural health of dogsโฃ
โœ… Pressures felt by vets, especially younger female veterinariansโฃ
โœ… The use of medications in the process of behavioural modification in dogsโฃ
โœ… The perception that vets overprescribe certain medicationsโฃ
โœ… Common types of drugs prescribed to dogs and their effectsโฃ
โœ… Observed contributors to dogs developing anxiety based issuesโฃ
โœ… The interaction between vets and the dog training communityโฃ
โœ… Problems dog trainers report when dealing with dogs on certain drugsโฃ
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๐Ÿ“† The second half of this conversation will be released next week, and we hope that you enjoy this episode as much as we enjoyed putting it together.โฃ
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๐Ÿ“Œ Donโ€™t forget - by rating us on your podcast platform of choice it will help us to reach a wider audience, and leaving a review there will help us even more.โฃ
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โค๏ธ As always folks, we appreciate your support.โฃ
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#thestim #thestimpodcast #podcast #dogs #dogtraining #dogtrainer #dogpodcast #dogsofinstagram #dogcast
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โœˆ๏ธ My how time flies.โ€จโ€จ๐Ÿ‘ In the blink of an eye your little pup will fast become a mature adult.
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๐Ÿ• There is much to be done in the development of a pup if you want to help your dog become the best version of herself, regardless of the outcome you are seeking.
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โš–๏ธ Folks often seem to gravitate strongly towards either end of a spectrum - they either do very little and focus on their โ€˜loveโ€™ of the dog, or they get very tied up in the process of development.
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๐Ÿ’ฏ Absolutely, you need to invest your heart into your dog - give them a person that they can rely on, trust, and bond with. For most this seems to be the easiest part of the equation.
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โค๏ธ All the love in the world wonโ€™t get the work done.โ€จโ€จ๐ŸŒ Love wonโ€™t get your dog exposed to the world in a productive way.
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๐Ÿ™…โ€โ™‚๏ธ Love wonโ€™t inoculate your dog to the greatest extent possible against that which it may have reason to fear.โ€จโ€จ๐Ÿ’ช Love wonโ€™t teach your dog the skills that you will both one day rely on to help him navigate the complex and dynamic pictures that modern life presents to a dog living in suburbia.
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๐Ÿ’ก Perhaps the greatest irony is that doing the work, the bond and understanding that you form with your dog, and between you and the dog, is that much more powerful.
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๐Ÿ“† The first two years is going to pass anyway, so make more than an investment of the heart.โ€จโ€จ๐Ÿ’ฐInvest the necessary time and intelligent effort to create something greater - for you, and your dog.
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๐Ÿ™ And thus ends todayโ€™s sermon.
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#dogtrainer #dogtraining #dogslife #dogsofinsta #dogsofinstagram #dogsofmelbourne #realworlddogtraining #hopeisnotaplanofaction #malinois #instamalinois #lifeofboogie #belgianmalinois #vargkennels #puppydevelopment #workingdog #belgianshepherd #clickertraining #k9 #performancevsappearance
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