Build a close relationship with your “stubborn” or “difficult to train” dog, and see how easy it can be for both of you to become motivated to train!
It sometimes feels impossible to get yourself to actually do the training that will result in the behaviours you would like to see in your dog because it seems like there is no point, especially if you dog is reactive.
Read about my experience with my own “difficult to train” dogs HERE
How do you find the time? How do I get that dog to learn?!
It’s often frustrating to want to do fun things or compete with your dog and think that there is no hope because your dog is not the “right dog” or does not “behave” the right way because of his breed.
These are some of the issues people with dogs of breeds at #40 or higher (of average Working/”Obedience” Intelligence) on the so-called Dog Intelligence List have. You CAN strengthen your relationship with your dog and feel more like doing the work. There is a better way.
Dogs of breeds that are considered to be “stubborn”, less intelligent or “hard to train” are actually the complete opposite. They are very intelligent (as are all dogs), and instead need a somewhat modified training method.
This blog contains information I have learned by training my own “difficult” dogs in different dog sports and other fun activities and working with clients and their dogs for 20 years.
We focus on the following activities:
- canine disc
- R+ herding
- camping and
- travelling with your reactive dog.