Friday, August 21, 2015

Doing Nothing Calmly!



"…At any given moment in time, we may just pause and do nothing… it’s just, ‘Can you learn how to be, calmly?’..."    Suzanne Clothier

We all work hard to train our Cairn Terriers, but sometimes the best thing we can do is Nothing - as long as we do it Calmly.  No commands.  Just calming body postures and maybe calm words of no consequence (something like "How about that Tom Brady?").  This brief video is part of a training by Suzanne Clothier Thresholds, Thresholds, and Doing Nothing.  She illustrates how passive positive training methods work very well when teaching a dog to feel safe in different situations.  The single most important thing any dog needs is to feel safe, and it is incumbent on us to understand what that means from the dog’s perspective.



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