How To Get Your Dog Under Control – Professional Dog Training Tips
People are often really frustrated when
they can’t easily get control of your
So today I’m going to talk about three
really easy tips that you can use to help
get better control of your dog and make
sure that they think it’s a really fun
thing. I’m Kayl McCann, this
is border collie puppy Final.
Welcome back to McCann dogs.
Now we’re currently babysitting your dog
sitting this little border collie puppy
He’s four months old and I want to make
absolutely sure that I can get control
of him at any time, especially
since he’s not my dog.
So we’re going to talk about three things
that are going to make things a little
One of the most important ways to get
control of your dog as being able to reach
down and take a hold of their collar if
you need to pick them up or hook their
And it’s really common when you go to
reach your hand down that the dogs will
play, keep away on, they’ll jump away
from you just staying out of that arms,
reach. So I’m going to work
on teaching Final. The,
actually Hulu coming close to me in order
for me to take his collar and I want
to make this a really
So I have some really tasty treats in
my hand, which he is pretty keen about.
I’m going to put them on his nose and
then I’m going to first draw him towards
me. So you’d ever want to
reach out and grab your puppy?
That can be a little bit intimidating.
We’re going to work
the opposite direction.
I’m going to put the food on his nose.
I’m going to draw him in clothes
and while he’s snacking away,
I’m going to slip my hand underneath.
Take Ahold of this collar once
my hands there. Yes. Good boy.
Yes I’m going to yes and reward multiple
times. And as soon as I’m done feeding,
I’m in a let go because I want the
most special part to be when my hand is
actually in that collar.
Now it’s really easy to forget
not to bring the dog close in.
So one of the little helpful hints we
can give you is think about drawing your
hands so close to your body
that your hand actually touched.
This touches your knee.
That way I can be sure that he is as
close as he possibly can get before I go
ahead and take control. Good boy. Yes.
Now there’s going to be a lot of times
where I need final to pay attention to
So what I need to do is build a lot of
value for his name’s that when he hears
his name, he knows really
good things happen.
So this is a super easy game that hardly
takes anytime to do that really teaches
the dog to have a great
association with their name.
So I have several pieces of food ready
here and I’m literally going to call out
his name right people.
He’s sitting here in front of me and
then I’m going to feed him one second
later. So it looks like this final, final,
final good boy final.
So it’s really important that you say
the name first and then you feed one
So what I’m doing is I’m associating his
name with something really delicious.
I think he really wants to play
this game again. Final boy. Final.
Cool man. Final good boy.
So the next thing that we’re going to
do is we’re going to work through this
with distraction. So Final is
convinced that there is something good,
that there is something
delicious on the grass.
So I’m going to practice calling his name
and I expect him to stop sniffing and
pay attention to me. And if he does,
I’m going to yes and reward
very generously. If he doesn’t,
I’m going to help him out with
some of these treats. Final. Yes,
I was just so, so I’m going to see
what happens again. Final. Yes, boy.
Good. Okay. I’m going to make
it a little bit harder here.
I’m going to throw some of these treats
in the grass and purposely distract them
final. So that was a pretty lousy
response. So I’m going to help him out
know. Yeah, it’s good boy. Hey.
So once I was sure that he was
going to be engaged with me,
it took me a second to get
his attention on the food.
I then said his name and then drew his
attention directly towards me and again,
I’m not testing his name and crossing
my fingers and hoping that he responds.
I’m saying his name and then
showing him what to expect of him.
That was a good boy. You want to try it
again? He’ll check that out. Final, yes.
Good boy. You figuring this game out. Yes,
and you’ll notice I’m beating
several times. He’s very close to me.
He’s paying attention and I could
even take a little of this call or to
incorporate that first game into the
mix. Yes. That was so good, buddy. Good.
Now this particular dog loves treats,
but he also really
loves to play with toys,
so I can also practice these same
exercises using a toy as his reward.
We can play a little game of tug letting
him know that I absolutely love what
he’s doing. Now,
you may have noticed that while we’ve
been practicing these exercises,
I have this insanely long line on Final’s
collar and this is to ensure that he
can have a little bit of freedom in
my yard or yards pretty big back here,
but then I still always have control so
when I let him out to go to the bathroom
or I just want to come out and
play with them, maybe play Frisbee,
I have this long line attached so that
he can get about 25 feet before I need to
start to panic and then from there
I can practice my response to name.
I can draw him in, take his collar, but
this allows him to have some freedom.
But again, it makes sure that
I’m always in control of my dog.
Another common mistake that people often
make is they run towards their dog and
try to tackle them or catch them when
they’re not listening and we actually
suggest that you do the total opposite
when you want your dog to come towards
you back away from them.
That will ignite your dogs chase drive
and they’ll be much more likely to run
We want you to take these three tips and
go outside and practice them with your
dog so that you can have better control.
If you’re looking for more puppy training
tips and click that card right there.
I’m Kayl, This is final happy training.