There is a joke amongst dog trainers about "dead dog" training. The joke is that if it is something that a dead dog can do, then it can't be trained. 😆
Example: owner says they want to train their dog to not take food off the table. Well, a dead dog can't take food off the table, so it doesn't pass the "dead dog" test. So I reframe it into an active behaviour. How about we train a "go to mat" during meal times? This passes the "dead dog" test because is requires going to a specific place.
The general idea comes back to the concept of training for ACTION, not INACTION. Or training what you want you dog to be doing, not what you don't want them doing.
So next time your dog is doing something "naughty" or you want to change their behaviour, make sure it passes the "dead dog" test to help you decide how to approach it. 😉 ... See MoreSee Less