One of my viewers on the podcast asked why their dog “turned” on them after being corrected on a prong collar. This scenario is not a dog turning on its owner, it’s a dog redirecting energy. -
We do see this almost daily in our center with the dogs we work with. They want to react to something, or do a certain behavior, and the owner suddenly puts a stop to it with some sort of punisher. The dog can no longer do what it was doing before, so it redirects towards wherever the opposing pressure is coming from. -
This is a key period in the training process where owners need to really work their dog through the “messiness.” If the dog is allowed to bite its owner every time it objects to something- it will keep biting its owner. Plain and simple. That is the dog simply saying “no.” -
We have been there and done that and will continue to do so. We experience all of the same struggles as owners do. We are not magicians, and that’s why we share so much of our work. We want owners to have as much help as possible when it comes to training their dogs on their own. -
This clip is from our YouTube Live Show, “What Would Jeff Do?” Episode 498. You bring the questions (and a sense of humor) and I bring the answers. You can find us at the link in the bio.