• Judy B.

    May 3, 2018 at 9:03 pm

    Just to add…I know you want your dog to hold a command. Once a dog understands phase 1 training and understands escape conditioning for phase 2…..its ok to start doing a little resistance training. This video shows it in a class with aggressive dogs but you would start off slow and where there are no distractions. The resistance helps them use their opposition reflex and helps them to hold the poistion. If the dog breaks the position you simply help the dog back into position repeating the command and then praise them when the go back. All you are looking for at first is 1 second of them staying when you use a little resistance then you immediately praise give love and sayvthe name and free them up. Start off slow and then you can build a duration. But as I said earlier it will all be easier if the dog understands a duration first in phase 1 for the particular command.