Dr. Yin’s Animal Behavior and Medicine Videos
Training a Dog to Heel: Jonesy Heels for Toy
Training a dog to behave when there are distractions can be a difficult task, so its important to use everything the dog finds motivating as a reward. Here, Jonesy the Jack Russell Terrier has learned that he must heel in order to get what he wants: the TOY! As a result, he happily heels politely. (e.g. rather than acting "resentful" or "stubborn.")
In this video, Jonesy, the Jack Russell Terrier demonstrates how he skillfully gets food out of his Nina Ottoson food puzzle. Dogs can perform tasks that are fun quickly.
Podee is dog aggressive. Watch how Dr Sophia Yin trains Podee to perform behaviors around other dogs in order for him to form a positive association. She uses the basic Say Please by Sitting exercise and turns it into a fun game.
Dog Gets Kleenex: Jonesy Says Gesundheit is a cute example of a trick that can be shaped. If your dog already knows how to fetch, substituting a kleenex and adding a cue is simple.