“Dog training is confusing.”
This is a common statement I hear when I first meet with a new client. I hear this too:
“I was told to never play tug with my dog.”
“I read I am never supposed to say NO to my dog.”
“My friend told me to never let my dog sleep on my bed.”
“I heard you should never punish your dog.”
I always tell my new clients the same thing: From this point forward, ignore everything you read and hear about dog training. Just ask me, I’ll give you the correct answers”
I am half kidding with them because it is very confusing for a new dog owner trying to train their dog.
Much of the confusion swirls around the subject of punishment. Right now there is controversy between Victoria Stilwell and Cesar Millan (The Dog Whisperer) over the use of punishment.
Victoria and Caesar have popular dog training TV shows.
As your trusted canine behavior advisor, I am going to clear this up for you. From this point forward you’ll know what to do with your dog in every training situation.
Class is in session:
FIRST: Dog trainers and owners need to forget the labels positive and negative. We need to stop using terms like positive reinforcement, negative reinforcement, punishment, and rewards.
And the reason we need to stop using these terms is simple. We tend to make emotional connections to the terms. We think positive equals good. We only want to do good things with our dogs. Negative equals bad and we don’t want to do anything bad to our dogs. I understand this train of thought but it needs to be dropped.
When we use the terms above we start to limit our training which is DANGEROUS to our dogs.
Rewards and punishment are neither good or bad. Rewards and punishment, positive and negative consequences are… wait for it…
…wait for it….
Information your dog needs to learn how to live with us crazy humans. And your dog does think you are crazy.
They can’t figure out why we put lids on garbage cans, or why we get so upset when they eat dead squirrels, or roll in goose poop.
The common held belief is there is nothing good to come from negative consequences. When you use a negative consequence you are going to damage the dog.
The dog will become aggressive, fearful, or the relationship between owner and dog will be damaged.
This is where dog training goes off the rails and becomes confusing. If you understand and apply a negative consequence correctly, the dog’s life will be much better for it. Think underground containment systems commonly referred to as Invisible Fences.
The dog walks up to a certain point and is warned by sound and sight. There are flags planted in the ground to help the dog learn where he should stop. The collar beeps to let the dog know if he continues, there will be a negative consequence.
The collar correction INFORMS the dog he should not proceed any further which is a very POSITIVE outcome for the dog.
This is NOT abuse. This is NOT mean. This is NOT going to damage the dog’s relationship with the owner. The collar correction is INFORMATION which will save the dog’s life. A negative consequence with a positive outcome.
Are you starting to see why we need to drop the labels and think of it as information?
Still not convinced? Let’s put it on human terms.
Have you ever burned yourself while cooking? Most people have. When you were burned it was information. You probably kept right on cooking and used the information to be more careful around hot pans.
Good information to have. Made you better at cooking and if you kept getting burned, the information would hopefully convince you to take a class or give up cooking.
Here’s my question for anyone ever burned by a hot pan: Do you cower at the sight of a frying pan? Do you hate frying pans? Do you become aggressive when you see one? Is your relationship with frying pans over?
Crazy right? You getting burned by the pan and your dog getting a correction on an Invisible Fence is no different… it is just INFORMATION to HELP you or your dog.
Cooking with hot pans, playing with bees, handling sharp knives – all will provide information you need to keep safe.
Negative consequences (punishment) result in keeping you or your dog safe. POSITIVE outcome from a NEGATIVE consequence.
Wrap your head around that.
All right, enough for today. Class dismissed. Go forth and have a GREAT THANKSGIVING!
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Every week I work with roughly 40 to 50 dogs.
Between private lessons and the group classes, I see a bunch of dogs each week.
This week I have 39 private lessons and four group classes with 7 dogs in each class. So this week I will see 67 dogs for training.
That’s a whole lotta puppies!
I see everything from dogs with housetraining issues to ones who want to sink their teeth into any body part that gets close enough to their fangs.
I am sharing this because I want you to be successful with your training. And if you follow this simple advice you’ll be much, much more successful.
Dog owners are curious on where to start. I can often predict how the training is going to go. It has nothing to do with the dog, the equipment, treats, toys, or anything else usually associated with dog training.
It has to do with the owner.
I walk into some situations and there are some hard feelings between the dog and owner. The owner is either frustrated, angry, depressed, guilty, exhausted, feels like giving up or a combination of all of them.
We become very emotional about our dogs.
As a highly trained and skilled professional, I zero in on the problem and adjust to the person I am working with. If you start training thinking you have the worst dog, if you are mad at your dog, if you feel guilty because you are ready to give up, it is going to be a rough ride.
As Henry Ford famously said: “If you think you can do a thing or think you can’t do a thing, you’re right.” – Henry Ford
The first step has everything to do with how you approach dog training.
If you have had a hard time training your dog, if you think you CAN’T train your dog, I can help. I have loads of free articles and videos on my website and YouTube.
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But to start with your SEO press release campaigns you don’t have to do the same. Publishing a news article to the top ten services would bring you the results you want. Once you’re done with that, if you have time you may submit it to the others as well. For competing keywords I’d recommend to do this twice a month to BOOST your SERP rankings.
Creating Your News Article
There are a few things you have to take care of while creating your news article ‘backlinks building’ These top news wire services will not publish every press release they get. So we have to be careful while submitting our press release. My last press release got rejected on 5-6 websites. That’s normal, we may not get 100% approval—and this is more than enough get maximum backlinks. But we should make sure to minimize the number of rejections.
General format of a press release:
There is a general format for a news article. It has to be an announcement, service or website or a product launch, service or product update, offer or deals etc. The title must look newsworthy. Only then we can get maximum
distribution. Because both the main news wires and the smaller ones want to publish and distribute content that is really newsworthy. If you submit a news article with a title “See How I’m improving my websites SERP rankings”, there is no doubt that you won’t get any approvals. The main parts of a news article are:
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If you have lived in Minnesota during the last fifty years, you will probably remember when Dutch Elm Disease took its toll during the “great depression” of trees in the community. Trees all over the cities had to destroyed and removed because of this disease that devastated their elm population. There are lessons to be learned from this information. The Emerald Ash Borer history is very closely compared to Dutch elm disease. There are good reasons why this correlation has been brought up. Minnesotans remember how the elm trees were virtually wiped out in our cities.
St.Paul, MN, saw the discovery of Dutch Elm disease, but the widespread destruction and removal did not happen until sometime in the 1970s. Many cities that lost all their elm planted ash trees in their place. So, because of that, there is often a comparison made between the Dutch Elm disease and the emerald ash borer, especially in the cities. To see if this is a valid comparison, let us go back further in our history. Here is a different example of deforestation: the loss of American chestnut and chestnut blight. Because of this chestnut blight, there was the first mass destruction of a forest. American chestnut is a big tree that is native from Maine to Mississippi. In the years between 1900, when the blight was first discovered in NYC, and 1940 when most of the trees had already been infected and destroyed, many of these great trees were destroyed. What impact does this pest have on our forests? All ash trees bigger than 1″ in diameter are usually destroyed by the emerald ash borer. Chestnut blight, however, did not kill all the trees, but instead caused them to become merely sprouts from the roots and trunks of these formerly large trees. The American chestnut trees are pretty much lost as far as the makeup of our forests go. Dutch Elm disease usually kills about 80% of the trees that it infects. Elm is a smaller percentage of our city and forests than before this Dutch elm disease invaded, but they do exist in cities because of fungicides.
In forests, the elm remains as a small tree. The American chestnut in eastern forested areas has become pretty much nonexistent. You have to take a look at the rate at which these diseases actually spread as well. The spread and death of chestnut trees averaged about 32-40 km/year according to Baker and Tainter in 1996. Dutch elm disease spread numbers were more difficult to come by, but it was first named in 1930 in Ohio and showed up in St. Paul, MN, in 1961. There were only 30 cases of it reported during the first seven years. Detroit, Michigan in 2002 saw the first incidence of the emerald ash borer insect. According to McCullough, Siegert, Telewski, and Liebhold in 2008, it was reportedly in the state after dendrochronological analysis shows it was there as soon as around 1995. Dendrochronology is the scientific method for dating trees and assessing environmental impacts on such, by using the growth rings of the trees. Scientists in Michigan went to various locations and took ash trees, dated them, and took note of the year that emerald ash borers attacked. They took that data and referred to weather patterns to try to figure out when the ash borer insects first came to Michigan.
We do not know the exact date when the emerald ash borer was discovered in the United States, but we do know that these insects were here long before they were reported and identified and before the actual efforts to manage and quarantine these areas began. In the last 15 years, emerald ash borers have spread to 14 different states, including from Minnesota to Virginia, and from Missouri to New York. Chestnut blight is not spread the same way as Dutch Elm disease and Emerald ash borers: through people transporting wood. Chestnut blight mainly spread through a natural process. The future for ash does not bode well. Michigan data shows that there is very little left-over ash in areas where the insects have attacked, and the ash seeds only survive for about 8 years. Both scientists and volunteers have been working tirelessly in MN to try to collect and preserve some of the ash genes for years so that scientists can take those genes and have something to work with after the borers have gone through an area. Some stands in the northern area of MN are made up of about half ash trees. Elm, on the other hand, was never really a majority tree in stands even though it is a vital tree in forests. Some Appalachian forests have about 25% of American chestnuts. The entire impact of Dutch Elm disease was therefore less than the greater impact of Emerald ash borers in some parts of northernmost Minnesota. In an interesting note, however, ash is seen in a higher percentage in some MN forests, probably due to the demise of the elm trees. Ash took over the space left by the elms.
An ironic fact is that this guide recommends that disease-resistant American elm be used in seven out of nice timber areas to replace ash. You might take this to mean that the forest has come around full circle; one disease removed the elms to help the ash become more prominent, and now the ash are being destroyed and elms are taking over as the dominant trees. Dutch elm disease was a huge problem, but just looking at the Emerald ash borer history, it would seem that this is an even greater problem. However, with the advent of greater scientific discoveries, and funding to support these advances, it seems the forest is growing once again.