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  • Writer's pictureUlph Andersson


WHY is 99% of all dog trainers teaching THIS?!

Hi there! It's been a while! A lot has happened since the last newsletter and today I want to tell you about our new family member, Gunnar!

Gunnar is an 11 month old Sheprador, a mix of a Labrador and a Black German Shepherd that we adopted on the 29th of April. 

So where do I start when a new dog arrives at home?! 

To me, the training and education starts as soon as the dog is with me, no matter where we are or what we do. We are constantly affecting each other in some way and that's why it's so important to remind ourselves of this! 

What can we do to make our lives easier?

I know that dogs thrive when they have a clear understanding of what they can and can't do, just like us humans. Having a sense of control creates confidence and the feeling of safety which will undoubtedly be an amazing start for our dog education!

So, I started with one and only ONE thing straight away;

how to get up on a bed. 

But WHY start here?! 

1. It's practical. I REALLY do want to be able to go places with Gunnar and there will be times when we are going to be still e.g. at cafes, waiting for someone or even before crossing a street.

2. It strengthens our dog's impulse control and frustration tolerance, which will be extremely important and useful in your everyday life. This skill will calm your dog and make your life so much easier! 

3. Desensitisation for reactivity/separation anxiety/stress. It's one of the best tools for desensitisation exercises. If your dog can stay calm on a bed you have already come a long way towards your end goal! 

So, how do we train this?! Download the FREE training PDF below!

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