BREAKING NEWS! We want to tell you something really important…
No matter your dog’s BREED, the AGE they are, their training HISTORY or even their colour, size or sex, your dog is NOT:
❌ “Reactive” or “Aggressive”
❌ “Disobedient” or “Untrainable”
❌ “Sniffy” or “Crazy”
❌ “Anxious” or “Beyond hope!”
The reality is, the WORLD is quick to JUDGE and to put LABELS on our dogs – and even on US, as our dog’s proud owner and best advocate. The world might have labels like:
❌ “Staffies are problem dogs”
❌ “You can’t train a sniffy spaniel or a snappy collie”
❌ “Positive reinforcement training doesn’t work for reactive dogs”
❌ “You can only solve pulling on lead or recall struggles with prong or shock collars”
❌ “You can’t train a dog with separation anxiety, they need to get over it”
❌ “You need extreme training methods for big dogs”
❌ “Little dogs are jealous and aggressive because they are small”
It can be so easy to fall into the trap of feeling hopeless and overwhelmed when you have a dog with behaviour struggles, especially if someone has put labels on your dog. The truth is, when the world labels our dogs, we tend to get caught up in the PROBLEM, we feel like there’s NO HOPE and in desperation, we turn to “quick-fix” solutions, punishment, intimidation, force and more (aversive training methods) to try and solve our training “problems”.
As Gamechangers we KNOW this IS NOT THE WAY!
In this episode, we are joined by super special guests, Pro Dog Trainer Michelle, and Amy, the superstar owner of Roxy – a wonderful and sweet Staffy/Cane Corso rescue mix who has experienced first-hand how quick the world is to label a dog just because of her breed and size. We’re going to be diving into the topic of LABELS, how they affect us, our dogs and our TRAINING and we’re going to be chatting about how we need to CELEBRATE ALL DOGS (no matter their breed, size, training history, current or behaviour struggle) and WHY we need to RIP OFF those disempowering LABELS and show the world how amazing our dogs really are by training with the POWER of CONCEPTS and GAMES!
The ultimate truth is, training is about having FUN WITH YOUR DOG, it’s about BUILDING RELATIONSHIP and it’s about ENJOYING LIFE with YOUR DOG! Dive into this super episode, check out our awesome resource links below for more empowerment, an optimism top-up or even some more training tips and we’ll see you next week!
STAS: What to DO when you’re feeling FRUSTRATED, disappointed and like there’s NO HOPE!
Here are our top TRAINING TIPS for a ‘REACTIVE’ dog!!
STAS: Let’s EMPOWER you to REALISE your DOG-OWNING DREAMS!
Do you ever get OVERWHELMED? Try our TOP TIPS for YOU and YOUR DOG!
Should you NEUTER your dog to STOP barking, REACTIVITY and jumping up? Get the inside scoop from a VET in this video!
Can you train a STREET RESCUE? Get our TOP TIPS here!
Dog coming in HOT?! What do you do? Empowering TIPS for YOU and YOUR DOG!
STAS: How CAN you TRAIN an UNPREDICTABLE DOG? Listen in HERE!
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