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What Would Jeff Do? Dog Training Tip of the Day #61 Whining Dogs


– Good evening everybody it’s Jeff Gellman of Solid K9 Training with my What Would Jeff Do? Dog training tip of the day, tip number 61. Whining in the crate, couple people talked about whining in the crate today on our Facebook page. I want you to know a remote collar is a fantastic tool to eliminate whining. The problem with bark collars is, it doesn’t pick up a lot of the whining. Dogs usually whine sometimes under their breath. If it’s not medical, which it usually isn’t, if the dog doesn’t have to go out, which it’s usually not. Whining is just a bad behavior, the dog can choose to do it or not to do it. So what do you use? A remote collar is fantastic. Now what you’re not doing is your not blasting the dog on high levels, it’s something called, “fishing,” and fishing like… Remember fishing you take your fishing rod, you throw it out, you reel it in a little bit, you let a little bit of line out, you jiggle the fishing rod a little bit.So imagine the remote collar. Once you master the remote collar on lower levels, you have a nick button and a continuous button and your levels go from 0 to 100 on, on say the e-collar technology one. And what you’re doing is historically you’re staying below 15 so it’s really low, and what you’re doing is you watch the dog. You don’t have to be looking at the dog, you can look at the dog through a video camera or a nanny cam that’s usually a good time to do it because the dog will sometimes stop whining when you’re in the room.And what you do is you always look at the dog, don’t worry about the numbers and sometimes you’ll go like hold on continuous for two seconds or go a little bit higher and hit nick. Or you’re going up and down your levels, looking at the dog, seeing what the levels do. It’s not one big huge whammy. We do this a lot, also dogs that are standing up in the crate you can get them to lie down and settle with no words spoken and again, it’s not a big whammy it’s always a combination of low pressure, higher pressure, so it’s not like Act of God stuff at all. And what it does is it teach the dogs how to like, start self-soothing very, very quickly.In my seminars we’ll have dogs that will be whining literally in minutes. Today when I was in South Carolina there was a dog that was being a little bit of a barking and whining and doing some nonsense in the crate and literally in 15 seconds the dog was laying down sleeping. Now some people might say, “Oh you shut down the dog.” No, it’s not shutting down the dog. It’s getting the dog to get into a relaxed state within seconds.Every once in a while you’ve got one that’s like, “Oh my God I can’t figure out the recipe,” you know? But historically once you get it, bingo. (snaps) You’ve got it. Now we don’t use vibrate, vibrate tends to freak out a lot of dogs. Some people will be like, “Oh it sounds more gentle.” Well I’ve seen dogs jump out of their skin on vibrate, so it’s not. To the human it sounds gentle, where shock sounds bad. But at low levels it’s literally just low levels. It’s like hand on the shoulder. I need you to calm down, it works fantastic. Jeff Gellman, Solid K9 Training, dog training tip of the day, tip number 61.Madly in love with you, talk to you tomorrow. .


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