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Audrey,

Trivializing is:
https://youtu.be/fW_xVMieCaA
It is to pass by without SEEING. If we don’t see, we don’t talk about it, we don’t mark the event either for good or for bad or for fun or for nothing at all. We trivialize, we do NOT mark (not at all, in any way) the event.

Trivializing (voluntarily therefore, in the context of canine education) is not strictly speaking “reassuring a dog”.
Trivializing is NOT an answer to WORRY. It’s just to be an example to follow.

Reassuring (“actively”) a dog is another approach.

A puppy who DISCOVERS the world does NOT have a CONCERN at the slightest fixation or at the slightest WAOUF. He is (and it is normal) in the interrogation and in the analysis (IF WE GIVEN THE OPPORTUNITY TO IT WITHOUT BEING THE PARASITE NEARBY). If he is given the opportunity, he will naturally trust (most often) his master (without being forced to side hey oh hello I’m doing it to me, like an obligation). You have to be smarter than that.
He will do it quietly, naturally. Hence the importance of being an example, a GOOD example to follow (physically, emotionally). Not a parasite, again.

For the moment, it is necessary to try to find the naturalness of your female dog, and to see what it has to say. In my opinion: that many things are going well except perhaps the blows unfortunately, that I do not know what it has or what it will leave (or not)

In any case, it is by finding and finishing her natural expression, without being the parasite by her side, that you will see who she really IS and what REALLY are the points that remain to be worked on (if there are), his REAL worries, not those that we create by rushing to attend awkwardly in addition to blocking autonomy.

For the silent walk….It lacks a few things but it has the merit of being short and it’s not too badly done.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JOB0A03X4tg
She could have spoken, possibly, to congratulate the dog when he makes the decision to follow, a simple “yes it’s good” (so that learning the “no”, later, has a meaning, too.. . If you make long sentences you condemn yourself from the start to not being able to reuse them, in short).
A simple “yes it’s good”, I said, so that the ride is synonymous with tranquility and only positive exchanges.
Especially when you don’t know how to sort out what to say/not say/do/not do. The easiest thing is still to keep it simple: keep quiet, observe (and let the dog observe you, he who communicates so well non-verbally and learns a lot in this way), congratulate good behavior, that’s all. There are plenty of opportunities to do so (congratulations).

We learn much more like this than leaving with a head full of ‘I have to do this, I have to say that, I have to relieve the dog’, etc.

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