Resolving Unwanted Canine Behaviour
There are two different types of dog training:
‘Obedience training’ and ‘canine behaviour modification’.
Obedience training usually consists of teaching the dog commands. The dog gains new skills much in the same way as children learn new things in school classes.
Behaviour modification deals with unwanted behaviours that the dog displays on its own accord, in reaction to its surroundings. A one-on-one session of behaviour modification could be compared to getting help from a child psychologist on how to raise a child.
Often, the solutions are based on changing the circumstances to which the dog reacts, including the owner’s own behaviour. That’s why it’s often said that the owner must be trained first, before the dog.