I’ve been talking the talk about dog training for a long time, emphasizing its importance in such posts as What Is Dog Training & Why Do It?
But, aside from an early small dog class that involved a choke collar (more on which later), I haven’t been walking the walk. My plans to start training last September never materialized.
I will go into more detail about what those initials mean and why you should seek out someone with such credentials. And lots of other things having to do with dog training in general, and the process that Frankie and I are experiencing in particular. Every Tuesday.
For now I have two things to say:
- I am a clicker clutz.
- The type of training Crystal — and I — advocate takes time and patience. I can see why people turn to dominance techniques. Don’t worry, I’m not going over to the dark side. I’m just saying that it’s easy to jerk your dog into submission. Taking the time to understand body language and subtle signals, and to get the timing of rewards and clicks correct — not so simple. Especially for a clicker clutz.