Dog Training - Coggle Diagram
Dogs are "present oriented"
Dogs are always living in the now
It's not that dogs can't remember
Dogs just don't have a clear sense of time
Human attention and wanting to be acknowledged is a fundamental aspect for many dogs
Some dogs are attuned to facial expressions, body language, smells, or sounds/voices
Some dogs can understand pointing
The best way generally to discourage negative behaviors is to take attention away
Neuroplasticity in old dogs is similar to that of old humans
Does it seem excessive?
What is the dog barking at?
Can you distract the dog from what is causing it to bark?
Some dogs are distracted by laser pointers
There are tools that are useful for distracting dogs, such as cans or jars with coins in them
Every dog likes different things in different amounts
Being pet by humans they like/know
Being given food / treats
Dogs are fine sharing in varying degrees
Many dogs struggle with "this time X is OK, that time X is not OK"
Dogs are pretty smart for animals
It's important to learn how to communicate with and bridge the gap between human and dog thinking
Dogs are like humans in that each one has their own
Behaviors to be typically discouraged
Jumping on people
Getting into human beds
Peeing or pooing inside
Catch undesired behaviors early
How to teach a dog to drop something
Let the dog pick up something you don't want them to pick up
Show the dog something they really want
Usually this will lead to the dog dropping the first item