We all teach our dog the usual sit, stay, high five etc. And I love all of that. But lets be honest, the stock standard dog training way can be a little monotonous and boring, its a bit like learning via PowerPoint.. Yeah it works but it can be very uninspiring.
Many studies have been conducted regarding dogs and human emotions. Studies conducted at the University of São Paulo in Brazil and published in the journal Biology Letters shows that there is an emotional connection between our dogs and us. This study encapsulates a dog’s ability to cognitively read our emotions. With this is mind, we know that when we exercise it releases endorphins. These endorphins start flying around producing positive energy that beams from us like an exuberant light beam, as our dogs pick up on this vibrant energy it produces a happy and positive interaction that helps us to communicate with our dogs. As discussed in previous blogs, we need a calm, positive and fun interaction with our dogs to be able to communicate and effectively teach our little buddies how to behave.
That’s why I do my training while I train.. and by this I mean while I am working on my fitness, I incorporate my dogs fitness and learning. I call it FIT-DOG TRAINING. Now this isn’t your standard obedience dog training, or training to make your dog a show dog champion, this is training