New Dog Basics: Capturing Your Dog's Attention & Eye Contact
with Melissa Dallier of ACanineAffinity, Training Advocate
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Now that you've got your marker and clicker it's time to start training! Today we are teaching our dogs the value of attention. But we don't want to BEG our dogs for attention so we are going to teach our dogs that when they look at us naturally we will reinforce that behavior with a yummy treat. Remember the more behaviors are reinforced, the more they will occur in the future!


Dogs know how to look at us, they know how to give us attention. What they don't know is why they should do it when there are so many other fun things to do. So if we want our dogs to choose us over squirrels, other dogs, every smell outside, and more we need to make it worth their while!