My lovely mentor Kyle Rayon, taught me to use calm markers. I not only like to work on behavior modification but also activities with dogs that are very arousing- Canine Freestyle for example. Because I also love to train my dogs to be calm and relaxed in social environments, I found that by choosing my markers wisely, I could really speed up the training process and get the best of both worlds- Calm when not ‘working’ or as I would call ‘playing’ and the right level of arousal during training. This is another tip- your dogs cues can cause conditioned emotional responses too, so choose which cues you will use in different scenarios wisely! 🙂
I know that you think I have forgotten about creating a video- teaching an upsidedown settle and a video on trimming black nails, but I am STILL going to do them!!! haha, I just dont have as much time as I hoped for, and this video was a lot quicker to edit. SO I could slip this little nugget of information to you while you wait ever so patiently.