Dog Training in Tulsa : Best Behaviors
You said you wanted to also talk about clicker training. Right. Hello Hello and welcome to the man’s best friend podcast.
Dog Training in Tulsa I am your host Ryan Wimpey and I’m here with my co-host Robert Methven Rob. All right hello sir. What’s up guys. What’s up. What’s up. Hey So today we’re talking about different dog training methods. There’s a lot of different methods of dog training every dog trainer out there is completely different. Yeah. Right here in Tulsa we have positive reinforcement negative reinforcement. E-collar trainers like everybody. Yeah. Right. So everybody’s different a lot of people mix the method. Some people use dog whispering shenanigans. Some people have know how to. They’re doing some dog trainers out there. Idiots unfortunately. Actually Robert real quick. Did you know in a few states they’re trying to propose legislation to make dog trainers have to be like certified and stuff. No you don’t look like a lawyer or something. Really yeah. Because there was some abuse by different dog trainers and a few different states. Yeah it’s really sad. But one of the reasons why it’s really hard to do that is because everyone actually trains differently. It’s not like everyone’s a doctor and they basically practice somewhat the same way or I went to a lawyer and they basically they learned the same stuff in school and dog training world. Dog Training in Tulsa Everybody everyone is different. Every dog trainer trains differently. So I want to talk about Tip-Top method of dog training that we use. But I also first want to talk about clicker and marker training because there’s a lot of different dog training methods out there. But that’s two of the coolest two of the better positive reinforcement methods.
Yes I do like them. Yeah. So clicker training with the clicker is most of you’ve seen him at Petsmart and stuff. The clicker is a it’s called a bridge is called a terminal bridge between the action that the dog does and the food coming through the door. So basically what it does is it classically conditioned the dog to a sound because like we said in the last podcast the dogs get the most benefit their brain goes ding if they get the food within half a second.
Now most people aren’t good enough.
Even the best dog trainers they can’t time that fast right. So what they do is they conditioned dog to a click. Basically they go click click click click click food until eventually Pavlovian conditioning the dog hears click and their brain goes food. Even though the food hasn’t got there yet. Right. So then they can be more precise on the behaviors that they want to Roarke.
Dog Training in Tulsa So that’s really good. And a lot of really really high level competition trainers use that. And we’re seeing some phenomenal dogs like that right. We have seen a lot. Yes. So they can get really good results.
But Robert what we do is we do pet obedience.
That’s our only niche right. We don’t compete. And so a lot of those aren’t. I visited a few years ago my wife and I went down to Houston we visited with a trainer and he hand feeds his dog for the last eight months.
Dog Training in Tulsa Every day of his dog comes out and he doesn’t train he doesn’t eat Wow that will get you food motivated and motivated.
But is that something you think you can transfer to our clients that would take a long time. Yeah.
And yeah that would take a lot for the clients or for their client so our method is really based off transference. We want everything that we do we want to be able to quickly and easily show the client how to do it right.
Because if it’s based off dog whispering against again. How hard is it to transfer. That’s hard and it’s hard. So with the clicker we see a lot of high level results. Right. But with a really high high drive dogs like my in-laws and Border Collies it can work real good especially for advanced tricks. But we find it’s you know hard to transfer the client. The other style training out there is market training basically instead of click air conditioning the dog to a word like yes. Right. Michael Ellis is a popular trainer out there that’s very good competition trainer that uses that method. My trainer he’s really good yes. Very good. So Dog Training in Tulsa.
Our method what we use predominantly is an e-collar rank. We use a remote training collar is not a shock it uses a mild muscle stim and we overlay it on top of verbal commands to teach the dog that every single time I speak. You have to listen right. And what we teach is attention our dogs aren’t getting rewarded for listening and they’re not getting punished for not listening. Right. So what would you say the advantages are over using the e-collar specially when it comes to as a dog trainer.
Training our clients the advantages. Well one I think that we were able to make it very clear to the dog what it is that we want them to do. Oh yeah. And we’re able to do that fairly quickly. OK I’ve talked to a lot of different people. You know one of my clients she told me what I did in 30 minutes with her dog. It took her literally. I mean I think she said years like it took her a long time to get the results right. That I was able to get in just 30 minutes Dog Training in Tulsa.
So first thing the biggest advantage is how quick we’re able to transfer to the client and how clear it is to the dog.
Exactly. You know it’s got to be very clear you know a lot of times it’s not just the dog as is some horrible dog it’s people are doing things and the dog not really understanding what it is that you’re asking them to do. Right. And it’s not clear that the dog and the people think that they’re being clear. But I’ve watched some people train and I’m like the dogs can do right now. It’s not that he’s being bad and being disobedient. He’s just confused. Right.
Dog Training in Tulsa You know I one time real quick to interrupt you. I saw someone and they had a plate of leftover meat loaf and they told the dog to sit and the dog down. And then they gave the dog a plate of meatloaf. Yeah what do you think that taught that doc. Exactly right in that there’s a lack of communication there’s a lot of clarity there.
You know a lot of times people will you know and obviously it just depends on the person. But you know they’re like oh you know we’ll take that. That’ll be OK. You know. Right. Except you know like you said at that point they were asking the dog to do one thing and the dog did something else right. And they’re like OK that’ll do you know. So at that point they are not being cleared of the dog. They’re bringing confusion and then later on when they want the dog to actually sit and the dog doesn’t doesn’t sit they’re going to get frustrated with it because it wasn’t doing what they asked him to do. And so I think that’s good. So with the clarity if the dog’s not 100 percent clear what happens when we add distractions when you add distractions and chaos to go on honest.
Dog Training in Tulsa Yeah when we’re teaching attention we’re going to teach the dog like that dog I worked. Come right the pit bull we’re talking about the last podcast. Schroeders running right. When I talk to come I’m using a six foot leash and a remote collar and I’m starting to teach the dog basically when it feels the sole tap it just has to move right in. We teach the car’s movement in intention. So I’m teaching the dog how to move off this and he understands exactly what it means and then I’m overly in a word and then transfer it to the client. Right. And so in that instance the dog is 100 percent crystal clear on what I’m asking him to do before I’m labeling it with a word right. There’s there’s absolute clarity with the dog. And if there’s any confusion right when we first start it’s with me and it’s not with the client. And I think that’s another huge advantage to lay that foundation up so we lay the foundation and they were once the dogs absolutely clear and were transferred into the client. And it’s not based off of fear respect and it’s not based off timing. Right. Because a lot of the negative reinforcement like pinch or shock collar talk chain. It’s based off almost how harsh someone’s willing to be with the dog. Right. And so what’s the youngest client you’ve trained.
Oh geez people all the time want their kids to learn how to train the dogs you know so I mean usually if the kids under like 7 years old I’d tell them hey we need to. I want the Dog Training in Tulsa owners I want the parents to learn it first right. You know and then you know work with the kids once the dogs are a little more of a foundation understands it better. Yeah but yeah I would say I’ve worked seven year olds 7 year olds. OK. And were they able to train. Well they tried. They can do OK. Normally I’ve tried that learned it doesn’t work very well. And yeah so yeah. It kind of works. But what about nine to 10 years old nine to 10 years old. Yeah. They can do it yeah. You know they’re able to do it right.
Dog Training in Tulsa You know that’s what I found I had a client probably about six years ago. It was a 90 pound Doberman and it belonged to a 9 year old little girl. Wow. Yeah. And so the dog wasn’t very food motivated they’d already tried with the treat trainer and they had a prong collar and a choke chain for the dog. Both. But you know they couldn’t teach the nine year old girl to really physically manhandle the dog. She was 9 years old. She and the dog weighed about the same. I think the dog wait a little bit more than her probably.
Right. Yeah they can. He can probably pull her around like nothing. Yeah. He’s a big dog.
Dog Training in Tulsa Right. And so with our method of training once I can make something clear to the dog I was able to transfer that to a 9 year old girl. Yes. And she was actually able to walk the dog around the block. Loosely SCHWANKE be able to call the dog the dog is able to listen to her in the front yard. I can’t transfer fear in respect to a nine year old girl. Also it’s really hard to transfer good timing unless it’s just an amazing nine year old. Yes and no. So that’s what I’d say is kind of that with our Tip-Top method that’s the biggest thing is that we’re not having to have that fear and respect right now and transfer that to the client. And I haven’t TransFair like super amazing timing. Megan it’s like you said something really clear to the dog. And then I’m able to plug the client in an easy method to use. So thank you everyone for joining us and we will see you later. All right see you next time.