I am gonna talk, but I also know when to stop talking, and especially with a dog. People ask how can they train a deaf dog. I always reply, "That's easy! A deaf dog can't hear you screw up when you talk too much!"
When I train a dog, the beginning is done all is silence. Yep. The dog doesn't understand my words yet so why keep repeating dead words until we can find a common communication to begin translating anything. I begin each relationship with a dog by me speaking dog language to the dog first. Dog language consists of specific body movements that they instinctively understand. Then training becomes easy, because I am now on their playground and they understand me.
After I can get the dogs' respect, then I can begin teaching the dog my human language, and any task I want them to learn.
Don't over think,
and especially learn the
gift of silence
while training your dog.
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