Understanding how dogs learn for a better training experience and life with your dog!

 

In my private sessions and classes, I get a lot of questions about my dog, like taking him out for walks, getting lunch in or even about separation anxiety. But it all boils down to one thing… How Do Dogs Learn?

Association

There are a few ways dogs learn but the big one is dogs learn by association. That is done by pairing things together. For instance, if you have a food bowl and  you jingle it, the dog will come running to it because there’s food in the bowl.

Dogs don’t automatically learn this but over time, through repetition with everyday meals. They’ll learn that if you jingle the bowl, there’s food there and that’s a positive thing. 

Dogs see the world in the same manner through different experiences, whether good or bad. If you take them out and they c