Dog Training Los Angeles: It’s Your Choice (IYC) is a critical core foundation game because it sets the stage for teaching self-control over all future reinforcers (reinforcers = anything your dog likes or enjoys). It teaches our dogs that all things of value must be earned. The premise of the game is that the “work” is what earns the reward not just the presence of those rewards in the environment.
Dog Trainer Alexandra Bassett demonstrates how to train a dog to walk nicely on a loose leash. Leash manners are taught in incremental steps starting by teaching a dog what leash tension means (leash communication) and where you want them to be while walking on a leash (stationary and moving reinforcement zone).
As more and more people make dogs a part of their family, anxiety in dogs seems to be on the rise, as well. So what causes dog anxiety and what can you do about it? The answer to this question lies in examining how dogs perceive the world and how their natural self-preservation instincts get activated.