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How to Train Your Dog

Professional Training is included with the installation of a new Dog Guard system fence.

Chuck Dubis has received a Certificate of Attending The "ART OF ATTENTION" WORKSHOP in Tampa, FL with Duke Ferguson, Master Trainer of Unleashed Potential K9®/NePoPo CERTIFIED TRAINER. Additional training under Duke Ferguson was done from enrollment in the online training program offered by Duke Ferguson.

Chuck Dubis has trained under Connie Cleveland at Dog Trainer’s Workshop once per week for (6) months, specializing in obedience training.

Chuck has personally trained over 4,200 dogs to the Dog Guard Out of Sight fencing system. During this time Chuck has created his own style of training which allows him to shorten the learning curve for behavior training for dogs.

A full evaluation of your pet will be made and a plan of action will be explained so that you feel comfortable with the training program. Any behavior issues from nervousness to stubbornness will be addressed and a full explanation will be provided to correct any behavioral issues. We have a 100% money back guarantee that we can contain your dog to the Dog Guard Out of Sight Fencing system. If we cannot contain your dog within the first 90 days we will make a 100% refund of the full purchase price. You must allow us to work with your dog.

Before Dog Obedience Begins A Marker System Needs To Be Learned.

Your dog does not think like a human thinks. Dogs live in the moment. Second by second by second. They begin to associate by repetition. Timing, Motivation and Consistency plays a key part in this process. I believe that dogs need constant feedback to keep them on track until good behaviors are developed or poor behaviors are eliminated. Behaviors refer to anything you want or do not want. For example, sit, stay, heel, down, and over are some positive behaviors you may want. Barking, jumping, and chewing are some behaviors you may not want. To distinguish between the good and bad behaviors, we suggest markers which will be given a name. The purpose of markers is to establish in your dog's mind the difference between right and wrong. Our training program gives meaning to the markers. Once this is established, your dog will begin behavior training. I will teach you how to establish the Markers during our training.

This is a brief description of this process and I go into a lot more detail with one on one lessons. We include a short course on CORE Foundation Training with all DOG GUARD Out of Sight fencing installations at no charge with the purchase of the Dog Guard Out of Sight Fencing System.

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Keys to Fast Success in Training your Dog!

  1. Timing

  2. Consistency

  3. Motivation

1. Timing: You have a very short time between saying a command and providing a reward to shape behavior.

2. Consistency: Every single time the dog does a good behavior or stops an undesired behavior, give them feedback. Every time. Once a behavior is established, rewards need to be less often.

3. Motivation: By far, the number one method of motivation is with food. Dogs must eat to survive and 60% of the brains activity is activated through the nose. Whereas a human is just the opposite. 55% of first impressions occur with the eyes. If your dog is not food motivated you must be prepared to offer your dog other ways to reward them.

We use Timing, Consistency, and Motivation when training your dog to the Dog Guard Out of Sight Fencing system. A full explanation of this will be explained and demonstrated. As your dog begins to understand these concepts you will see a change in their behavior immediately. In order for a behavior to become a habit you will need to repeat the exercises.

This CORE Foundation Training is included with all DOG GUARD Out of Sight fencing installations.

Why you Might Not Get Results From Dogs:

  1. The dog does not understand

  2. The dog understands but DOES NOT see you as relevant. You are Inconsistent and do not act like a “Pack Leader”.

  3. Fear. They will not learn if they are scared. They become insecure, the heart beat speeds up, and the brain shuts down. Very much like a one year old child who cries when frightened. The brain shuts down and they cannot focus.

  4. You are working TOO hard and too long. This is called Saturation!

  5. Your dog is not feeling well or is unmotivated

How To Begin Training Your Dog: This is Boot Camp for Dogs!

  1. Age does not matter. I have trained many dogs on the Dog Guard Out of Sight fencing system as young as 8-10 weeks of age and older dogs with 100% success. We do not stimulate very young dogs in the beginning. We use different methods to communicate with dogs other than stimulation.

  2. The first thing to teach your dog is to make them work for meals. Waiting to eat until told is work for a dog. Most dogs do not work for their food. Food is placed on the floor and they eat whenever they want. They have free reign in the house. When we bring a dog home, we give them everything. We lavish them with affection. This is a good approach for small babies but dogs can become somewhat unbalanced and form unwanted behavior with this approach. Your dog needs to learn to work for their food and realize that certain behavior makes you happy and they also get food for doing it. If you place food on the floor, make them sit until you release them. If they do not want the food, take it up and come back an hour later or wait until the next meal. They will not starve. They will learn there is a certain time they are given food and they must act in a certain way. This is the beginning of teaching a dog to listen to you.

  3. To motivate your dog and teach them good behavior, give them food in small portions at mealtime when they listen to you. For example, when they sit, give them a bite. If they have a favorite toy you can use that to also motivate them and reinforce behavior you want.

  4. Do not use the crate as punishment. You want them to want to go to their crate. This should be an area where they feel safe. If they are not feeling well, this area may calm their minds.

This information is part of the CORE Foundation Training program which we cover with all Dog Guard Out of Sight fencing installations. The above training recommendations are solely the opinions of the owner and do not represent a complete guide to training your dog. If your dog has aggressive or inconsistent behaviors you may want to consult a dog behaviorist.

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Thank you,

Chuck Dubis, Owner & Trainer
Dog Guard Out of Sight Fencing

Special dog behavior issues such as excessive barking, listening problems, walking on a leash problems, jumping problems, etc. can be addressed. The above information on dog behavior training are for informational purposes only. The author does not warrant the above suggestions. If you have a behavior issue with your dog which may be threatening to the public, you may need to consult a Veterinarian or Certified dog Behaviorist.