In this video, we will talk about leadership dog training. There are a lot of misconceptions out there about "leadership" when it comes to dog training. The idea of being an "alpha" to your dog in the hierarchy of the household has been confused with your dog understanding that you're worth listening to. And that there are times when your dog must listen to you, for their safety and yours! This doesn't mean that you can be heavy-handed with them, or that yelling louder is a good way to get them to do whatever it is that you want them to do. It's quite the opposite in fact. It's about being calm, clear, consistent, and fair with them that will help you to develop a relationship with your dog. A relationship can seem like an abstract concept, but it's a truly important idea. It will allow you to do more with your dog and spend more time with them. All of this while knowing that they will listen to you each and every time you call them to "come here" or that they will sit and remain in a sitting position when someone approaches. We have spent many years helping more than 80,000 dogs to become well-behaved members of their families. In this video, we will discuss the simple ways that will help you to teach your dog that you're worth listening to.
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Great video! Any tips on how to strengthen leadership when leash walking/training? My 7-months-old Australian Shepherd listens to me quite well in most situations and scenarios – except for when outside on the leash and I ask her to heel (although I’m pretty sure she knows the command).
“Dogs aren’t kids and need to be treated like dogs.” Great quote and spot on.
@Trump Lost LOL I’ve liked all the dogs I’ve owned. I’ve never loved any of them. I love people. It’s very different.
I love my dog. I wouldn’t value his life over a human life but I value his companionship over most people. He isn’t treated like a dog more like a baby and I love spoiling him. He don’t listen to nobody but he’s adorable and I trained him the most out of anyone else in my family
@Matt Basford OMG that is horrifying! How do you not love your dogs?! I have Narcissistic Personality Disorder and even I love my horses, dogs, etc.
@gigi Really? I value my pets over strangers. I care for and love my pets and spend a ton of money on them. I don’t spend time and energy and money on keeping strangers healthy and happy.
True! I have never wanted children. I adopt dogs. Besides, it seems silly to create more sentient beings when there are already so many that need adopting.
Yes, yes, yes! I’m happy because your training tips are making me a successful puppy mom. Since I’ve spent so much time being trained by you, I could watch this video and realize your thoughts on training long term have become my thoughts (because I’ve been well taught by your videos). I love that my 18 week old puppy is looking to me almost always for information and is able to relax when she sees that I’m in charge. We just took a three day weekend with her and she didn’t make any mistakes on the long trip or the hotel stay. Thank you, Ken and Kayl for all you’re doing to teach inexperienced puppy moms like me! My puppy, Kayl, thanks you too! 🐶
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Aww thank you, Christy! You are the reason we love publishing videos so much! So glad to hear about your success! Thank you for watching ~Ken
Well done ! So cool to hear.
Finally a trainer on YouTube that actually knows what they’re doing! Yes, I’m in the right place. Thanks to the random YouTuber that pointed me out to this channel, sorry I don’t remember your name but thank you!
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Glad you found the channel, Farmer Fpv! Thanks for watching! ~Ken
@McCann Dog Training thanks for the awesome content and look forward to learning more about training our best friends 🙂
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@McCann Dog Training Hi Kayl, ive learned so much from your channel its unreal!! Something finally clicked for me yesterday, regarding rewarding good and ignoring the bad behaviours, or rather not allowing a situation in which the dog can fail. Set up for success.
I defo feel my own brain needs retraining b4 my dog arrives, but i am determined to make his life happy and keep him well trainined.
Thank you so much xx
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Yes! Every single dog training video I have watched has been like the same thing, but this video was everything I needed to hear
I don’t have a dog. I have never owned a dog. But I’d like to get the family a dog in the new year. I am learning about training now and I find your videos excellent: very instructive, not hyper, well-spoken. Thanks a lot!
Hope u got a pup by now
@SirSmokeAlot732 Yes, thanks for asking. She’s now 6 months old and the training is going very reasonably, considering she is a high energy ADD hunting breed. As long as she understands, she’ll settle down a little in time. I hope. She’s very smart, just a little impulsive 😉
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@Blind InTheSun Remember that a tired dog is a good dog! Not overtired, of course, but enough exercise that they are calm and happy. Years ago, we adopted a very high energy Lab who needed 45-60 minutes of solid fetching/running a day in his prime. Without it, he was woofy and spazzy in the house. With it, he was a model dog. High energy breeds are not really ADD, they just need more opportunity to run and play to get the zoomies out than a couch potato dog. When you are going to work on your training, get the dog a little play time first to discharge some energy. Then she will be able to focus better on what you want her to learn, and you’ll both be happier!
@AC McBride-Olson how old was the dog? my Aussie mix is constantly getting in trouble and im not sure if its teething or not enough exercise 😬
(my aussie is 3 months)
Sometimes the hardest thing about training dogs is training the owner.
@Maryann Clark exactly, what I teach to my dog, and dog follows my teaching,,,,when my husband is with a dog, everything is out of window
@Maryann Clark Yes, confusing for dog.
No. The hardest thing about training dogs is training the clueless trainers (which happens to be almost all of them).
I love that you are all for the dogs and are structurally planted in positive reinforcement type of training, where you don’t blame the dogs for being dogs and recognize what most people find as ‘bad’ behavior to be just normal dog behavior that we can intercept in a good way to help both sides. You also are great at pointing out human flaws without being direct, negative, and criticizing about it. Very well spoken and kind hearted, I can tell. You are here to help everyone.
when you’re ignored by everyone in real life so you get a dog but he does the same….
My feeling right know 😂😂😂👍🐶❤️
This video was so helpful for my BIRD! I actually was looking for vids for my friend w/ a new dog but I’ve been having problems with a bit of a bully bird and implementing what you said about removing things that could lead him to bad choices was so helpful! I shored those issues up and it definitely helped the situation and my sanity! Remaining calm & using feeding time/food as an opportunity were also great tips. I keep cups of his fave seeds on various cabinets throughout the house so I can reward him quickly & easily for listening to commands. Appreciate the insight!
Ever since I got a puppy, I feel like I’m training myself more than the puppy :p I found out that I’m less patient than I thought I was, and I’m trying to work on it.
It takes patience
I’m pretty sure at least 50% is training the owner!
OMG yes I am feeling overwhelmed
Makes me feel guilty when im trying to train them for being upset and i wonder if my puppy knows im frustrated
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I’m going to binge-watch your videos. Thank you! My new little pug puppy is draining me of my energy and joy and I really want to turn this around and be best buddies.
My dogs walk all over me and now I know why. Thank you for this information!
Obedience speed can also vary by breed. With my Labs, Standard Poodle, and Doberman, it was almost immediate. Our Kangal, which is a super independent breed, would prefer you to submit your request in triplicate for his consideration. He is super obedient for a Kangal, though, and he is now at pretty darn fast most of the time. That is because he respects me as I treat him with respect and love. Routine is also helpful. Dogs love routine and routine lowers anxiety for humans as well as dogs.
So on point with leadership! Getting a new pup in a month. Our last dog was a superstar with around 300 verbal and sign language commands. It was because we started with a ton of structure from day one.
I really like the basic tip about not giving your dogs a treat without taking advantage of the moment to do something e.g. a roll, lay down etc. each time. It should never be for no reason
Also called the tanstafl approach.
The fact that we’re all watching this means we’re all trying and want what’s best for our doggos.
nah im just bored
@Hej hå i love this
This makes me emotional all of a sudden cuz i do think im not doing my best to train my puppy lol
You’re right I want the best for my good girl
What kind of games could I play with my dog
Love this!! Was looking for a solution for my misbehaving puppy, will begin to apply this tips starting tomorrow. Definitively I’ve been over spoiling him hahaha 💖
My pup just hit 16 weeks and I felt my training was slacking. This video is perfect for covering all the basics and getting motivated to be a better leader. Thank you!
I have the “Drill Sargeant” type personality – exactly the reason why I purposely chose these types of training videos (Zac George is another good one).
I want to train myself while I train my dog, and be just as rewarded for my own good behavior as he will for his.
I don’t want to eradicate the “Drill Sargeant” (because that is my personality) – I want to temper it with an alternative perspective.
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This comment section is everything it makes me feel so supported. I wish there were a support group where u can say I love my pup but this is tough and I am having a moment.