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Canine Masterclass: Bonding With Your Dog: 5 Ways To Make Your Dog Happy & Different Bonding Games

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9 Lessons (29m)
    • 1. Intro To Having A Better Relationship with your Dog

      0:40
    • 2. 5 Ways To Strengthen the Bond with your Dog

      12:16
    • 3. 5 Signs You Have A Strong Bond With Your Dog

      2:21
    • 4. Lunge Whip Toy For Your Dog

      2:28
    • 5. Nose work Game For your Dog

      2:09
    • 6. Hide and Seek Game with your Dog

      1:59
    • 7. Working For Food

      3:25
    • 8. Building An Agility Course

      2:14
    • 9. Continue Learning With Me

      1:23

About This Class

Are you a dog lover or dog owner? Do you own a dog or multiple dogs? Do you want a better relationship with your dog?

I have worked in a wide range of professional dog related fields to get as much knowledge as possible when it comes to a man's best friend: from dog training, dog grooming and even in the veterinary field as well.

So what are the benefits of having a stronger bond with your dog?

  • Increased trust between you and your dog
  • Your dog being more focused on you
  • Your dog and you can start to read each other easier
  • You will having more fun with your dog
  • Decrease in any stress and tension between you and your dog

Building a stronger bond with your dog will improve your relationship greatly. So enroll in this dog class today and start practicing the different ways to build a stronger bond with your dog.

PS: I want you to check off at least 3/5 signs that you DO have a strong bond with your dog!

Transcripts

1. Intro To Having A Better Relationship with your Dog: I just have one question for you. Do you want to have a stronger relationship with your dog? Hi, my name is Tatiana Ambrose and I am a passionate dog lover. I have worked from a dog training facility to a vet clinic to a dog store, and I am here to give you my top five ways to start building a better relationship with your dog today. Because as a dog lover, we should all have a solid foundation with our dogs and a clear communication. So what are you waiting for? If you are ready to start building a better relationship and stronger relationship with your dog, go ahead and click that enroll button. 2. 5 Ways To Strengthen the Bond with your Dog: hide and seek with your dog. This is a game that I am seriously addicted to playing with Athena. All you're gonna be doing is put your dog in a down stay, you hide and then you call your dog's name here and there. Not like a Tina, Tina. Tina. Tina, till you don't find you. But call it intermittently and then reward your dog when they find you and then repeat it. ISS so much freaking fund. Okay, so putting Athena in a down stay as I back away and hide First place is behind the bedroom door hand. She found me next downstate again. This time I am hiding behind the bedroom curtain which took her a little bit longer to find me. But eventually she busted me. I also head on the tub ledge behind the shower curtain. Here she comes. She's has to figure out where the opening is. There we go. Found again And lastly, on top of the washing machine I did not say her name Besides to release her at the very beginning. Aside from that, I was completely silent and she still found me. Oh my gosh, This dog is good. Hi, now, your dog doesn't have to be an agility master in order for you to challenge your dog physically with some agility equipment. So this is my agility equipment that I made for Athena. When you are starting off, you do the exact same thing. You're going to lure your dog with a treat once she completes what you want her to do, automatically reward her. Now, with Athena being a little bit more advanced, she completes the entire agility course before I reward her. And then, of course, I always try to challenge my dog whenever I can. So, yes, I am going to make the jump a little bit more difficult for her. And here we go with a little bit of a different course, which Athena did great in. You can see her tail is wagging. She is having fun. I mean, this is definitely fun for both of us to dio. And then I just like to mess with her and play around just for the heck of it. So hopefully this gave you some ideas on the different do it yourself agility equipment that you can make at home to challenge your dog physically. Now onto an exercise that requires the dog's nose. Let's go over the rules. One. You're going to lay small piles of treats in the open and mark when they find the treats. Then you're going to start to decrease the amount of treats but still leave them in the open, and then eventually you're going to start to hide the treats by putting them up a little bit higher off the floor. Let's take a look at how I do this with Airy's First, I'm gonna be laying down treats in the open. Here comes Aires. I'm saying Yes, good boy. Yes, good boy. Good. Find it. Yes, great job. So eventually he understands the concept. And now there are no treats on the ground there, either on the chair legs or the table legs. This is the end goal. Do you want to get to with your dog to where I am on Lee using this small area of my house ? But typically, I would most likely be using the entire house to keep the dog preoccupy. Just make sure you remember where you put the treats or double check the areas where you put the trades to make sure your dog get small to ensure that you don't get Answer any other sort of bugs. Let me bring to your attention how on point Aires noses, he isn't missing one treat. That's amazing. And I know you're probably getting sick and tired of me saying this, but I want to get it into your head. Make sure that with any sort of new introduction of any concept to your dog, you break it down to the simplest baby steps that you can think of and then gradually build up on this because that is going to keep your dog motivated. He's not going to get discouraged, and it's gonna keep everything fun. Hi there. Now let's move on to one of my favorite exercises to help your dog focus on you. Okay, so to start off, you're going to have a treat in each your hands and you're going to hold it on either side of your face. The moment that your dog looks at you, you market with the yes and reward. Once your dog is consistently looking at you, then you start increasing the distance of the treats until your arms are all the way spread out on either side of you. Now let's take a look at how Athena and Aires do with this exercise. So here I am, starting with Athena. The moment that she looks at me, she gets a reward, and this is your end goal to have a treat in each hand, spread all the way out, and your dog is looking straight at you instead of the treat. Now I'm doing the exact same exercise with Aires, and he has never done this exercise. So the marking and the rewarding is essential to getting him to understand that I want him to look at me, not the treat. And if your dog is like areas and he is super focused on that treat, one thing you can do is to make a little clicking sound, to get the dog to look at you. And then Mark and reward. Airy started to get the hang of this exercise after the first training session, which was about 15 to 20 minutes. And look at one of our last training sessions. How well he is doing awesome, awesome progress. You can tell that he is beginning to understand that looking at me equals a treat. So go ahead and try out this exercise and let me know how your dog does. So if your dog loves toys, but you have a smaller yard so your dog can't get to the full speed chasing a ball, chasing a toy so they don't get as much exercise. I have just the thing for you. All right, so I have a toy tied onto a horse. Lunge Whip. I think it's 72 inches and this toy is specifically for the lunge whip. It never leaves this laundry up, and all you do is just go in a circle round and round and round. And you know, obviously, Athena is just amazing at this game since she got on the first try. Or maybe I'm just rusty. Are you to be a little bit quicker than my dog, which is sometimes difficult so you can go in circles, go back and forth, have it jump around? Romeo is getting a little bit involved in this game to This is his second time that he is witnessing the lunge whip so a little bit more excited about it this time. There we go. Good job, Romeo. So This is a great toy for a small area. It really where's your dog out? And if you are a person that does not like stuffed toys for their dogs, you can choose any toy you want to put at the end of the whip. It can be a rubber ball. It could be a squeaky toy of some sort. That is not fabric whatever you want. Whatever is going to get your dog excited to chase it. And I don't know if you've caught on, but this is a great toy to get your dog physical. Exercise you at the same time, you don't really have to do too much. It's a win win, especially if you want to where your dog out. But you can't be sweaty because you're going into work or you have somewhere else to be in 30 minutes. I gotta say that on screen. This might look kind of boring to you, but in reality this is so much fun, especially with Athena, because she's so focused on this toy. It is just so much fun, and we lose track of time. After a quick play session, it is time to go back inside get some water, take a breather, rejuvenate ourselves for another place session later on in the evening. Let's be honest, you saw the title of this lecture, and you may have wanted to skip it. I am glad that you didn't, because spending time and being present with your dog can be two very different concepts. Say you're finishing your writing assignment in your dog, comes up and nudges you. You put their head scratch behind their ear while writing the last page of your assignment . Yes, this example can qualify a spending time with your dog, but you are not present with your dog because your mind is focused on what you are writing . Humans number One way to communicate is verbally, but dogs typically don't understand your ramblings about the stress of your day. But what they do pay attention to is your nonverbal body language. Yes, I can go on and on telling you signs of how your dog loves you. But the bond between you and your dog is a mutual feeling that doesn't require words. Do you and your dog have a regular routine? Does your dog have boundaries that were set during the training sessions. How well can you communicate non verbally with your dog? All of the's will go to towards strengthening your bond spending time and actually being present with your dog strengthens the bond. Your dog will trust you a little bit more each day. As your connection strengthens. You can take a nature hike with your dog or simply go to your favorite place outdoors and relax. Enjoy being in the moment with your dog. So feel free to reach out to me and let me know what you do with your dog to continue to strengthen your bond. 3. 5 Signs You Have A Strong Bond With Your Dog: Hi there. Now I want to go over five signs that show that you have a strong bond with your dog. Even though there are so many more than just five signs, I'm just going over the five basic ones, starting with number one. When your dog is off leash, she or he doesn't try to run off. Now the first step is getting your dog off leash. That is a huge accomplishment in itself. But then having your dog not run off when she has the freedom and the choice to shows that you have a strong bond with your dog, and better yet, they will keep an eye on you when they're awfully, should make sure they know where you are. At number two, your dog watches you. So not only will your dog keep an eye on you while they're off leash, but inside the house they are still watching you and seeing when you go from room one to room to. I know that you saw in the previous exercises. Athena does keep her eye on me, and that usually goes for inside the house and outside Number three. Your dog executes commands without cowering or running off. This is a big one. I mean, it shows that your dog has full trust in you. When it comes to doing something that you ask of him or her, they trust that you're going to take care of them and not let anything bad happen. Number four. Your dog wants to be near or next to you, shows that you have a strong bond with your dog. Now, if your dog has separation anxiety, wanting to be near next to you is going to be an unhealthy, clinging attachment. But Number four is more towards dogs that are independent, are comfortable in their skin. Don't have separation anxiety. But they want to be near next to you because they have that bond with you. And last but not least, number five. You know what your dog likes and dislikes now, in a relationship between you and your dog, It's not gonna be all about your dog showing you signs of how much of a bomb they have with you. The fact that you know what your dog likes and dislikes shows how much of a bond you have with your dog and how much you pay attention to your dog. In turn, your dog reciprocates and you guys have one amazing bond with each other 4. Lunge Whip Toy For Your Dog: so if your dog loves toys, but you have a smaller yard so your dog can't get to the full speed chasing a ball, chasing a toy so they don't get as much exercise. I have just the thing for you. All right, so I have a toy tied onto a horse. Lunge Whip. I think it's 72 inches and this toy is specifically for the lunge whip. It never leaves this laundry up, and all you do is just go in a circle round and round and round. And you know, obviously, Athena is just amazing at this game since she got on the first try. Or maybe I'm just rusty. Are you to be a little bit quicker than my dog, which is sometimes difficult so you can go in circles, go back and forth, have it jump around? Romeo is getting a little bit involved in this game to This is his second time that he is witnessing the lunge whip so a little bit more excited about it this time. There we go. Good job, Romeo. So this is a great toy for a small area. It really where's your dog? Out? And if you are a person that does not like stuffed toys for their dogs. You can choose any toy you want to put at the end of the whip. It can be a rubber ball. It could be a squeaky toy of some swords that is not fabric whatever you want. Whatever is going to get your dog excited to chase it. And I don't know if you've caught on, but this is a great toy to get your dog physical. Exercise you at the same time. You don't really have to do too much. It's a win win, especially if you want to Where your dog out. But you can't be sweaty because you're going into work or you have somewhere else to be in 30 minutes. I gotta say that on screen. This might look kind of boring to you, but in reality this is so much fun, especially with Athena, because she's so focused on this toy. It is just so much fun, and we lose track of time. After a quick play session, it is time to go back inside, get some water, take a breather, rejuvenate ourselves for another place session later on in the evening, 5. Nose work Game For your Dog: now onto an exercise that requires the dog's nose. Let's go over the rules. One. You're going to lay small piles of treats in the open and mark when they find the treats. Then you're going to start to decrease the amount of treats but still leave them in the open, and then eventually you're going to start to hide the treats by putting them up a little bit higher off the floor. Let's take a look at how I do this with Airy's First, I'm gonna be laying down treats in the open. Here comes Aires. I'm saying Yes, good boy. Yes, good boy. Good. Find it. Yes, great job. So eventually he understands the concept. And now there are no treats on the ground there, either on the chair legs or the table legs. This is the end goal. Do you want to get to with your dog to where I am on Lee using this small area of my house ? But typically, I would most likely be using the entire house to keep the dog preoccupy. Just make sure you remember where you put the treats or double check the areas where you put the trades to make sure your dog get small to ensure that you don't get Answer any other sort of bugs. Let me bring to your attention how on Point Aires noses, he isn't missing one treat. That's amazing. And I know you're probably getting sick and tired of me saying this, but I want to get it into your head. Make sure that with any sort of new introduction of any concept to your dog, you break it down to the simplest baby steps that you can think of and then gradually build up on this because that is going to keep your dog motivated. He's not going to get discouraged, and it's gonna keep everything fun. 6. Hide and Seek Game with your Dog: hide and seek with your dog. This is a game that I am seriously addicted to playing with Athena. All you're gonna be doing is put your dog in a down stay, you hide and then you call your dog's name here and there. Not like a Tina. Tina. Tina. Tina Tilley Don't find you, but call it intermittently and then reward your dog when they find you and then repeat it. ISS so much freaking fund. Okay, so putting Athena in a down stay as I back away and hide First place is behind the bedroom door hand. She found me next downstate again. This time I am hiding behind the bedroom curtain which took her a little bit longer to find me. But eventually she busted me. I also head on the tub ledge behind the shower curtain. Here she comes. She's has to figure out where the opening is. There we go. Found again. And lastly, on top of the washing machine I did not say her name Besides to release her at the very beginning. Aside from that, I was completely silent and she still found me. Oh my gosh. This dog is good 7. Working For Food: hi. One of my favorite things to do to give my dogs mental exercise is to make them work for their food. Let me give you a few ideas. My favorite is to use toys that I can put food in for my dogs to get out off. So these air my top two favorite toys right now that I am using Aires has one and Athena has Thea other. Both of them pretty much know that by rolling them they'll be able to get some food out. This will probably keep both of them preoccupied for around 30 minutes, which isn't bad, because otherwise they would be probably sleeping on the couch instead of getting that mental exercise for the day. Now, both of my dogs are not really big into rubber toys, but since these two have food in them, that is their motivation. So once they're done getting the food out of the toys, they just leave him alone. If your dog is a heavy chewer, you might want to get a specific toy that can hold food, but is not that easy to chew up now, an easy do it yourself toy is I have a empty ricotta cheese container on Lee doing is taking my utility knife and adding four triangle holes in the top. Now this is a little bit more advanced by putting the holes in the top because the dog is gonna have to flip the container upside down in order to get the food. So if you want to make this a little bit easier in the beginning for your dog, I sick just adding the holes on the side off your plastic container. Then all I'm going to doing is adding a handful of food, adding the lid back on and it is ready to go for them to play areas was a little bit confused on how this worked, so Athena tended to steal the container most of the time, which I had to get back off the couch and put it back on the floor. But eventually, with a little bit of help, they started to understand how to get the food out with any type of plastic container that you use for your do it yourself toy. Make sure to supervise your dog because it will only take a couple of minutes for your doctor. Start chewing on that plastic container, get the lid off and start chewing the lid itself, which is not good 8. Building An Agility Course: Hi. Now, your dog doesn't have to be an agility master in order for you to challenge your dog physically with some agility equipment. So this is my agility equipment that I made for Athena. When you are starting off, you do the exact same thing. You're going to lure your dog with a treat once she completes what you want her to do, automatically reward her. Now, with Athena being a little bit more advanced, she completes the entire agility course before I reward her. And then, of course, I always try to challenge my dog whenever I can. So, yes, I am going to make the jump a little bit more difficult for her. - And here we go with a little bit of a different course, which Athena did great in. You can see her tail is wagging. She is having fun. I mean, this is definitely fun for both of us to dio. And then I just like to mess with her and play around just for the heck of it. So hopefully this gave you some ideas on the different do it yourself agility equipment that you can make at home to challenge your dog physically 9. Continue Learning With Me : Hi. You have now reached a in this class. So what did you think of this class? If you enjoy the class, I would love to see a thumbs up review from u. I love all my students feedback. It helps me plan for my future classes. So now let me show you a couple things related to my profile. So the first thing when it comes to class recommendations, I will always have a post under this community tap that will show you what other classes you can take by me. But at this moment, I have over 47 different classes and how you can find out what other classes you can enroll to is by simply clicking on my profile name. And this will open up my page. Now you have the about me which will show you my top two or three classes that I recommend scroll down and under this teaching tab and you can scroll through all the classes. And if you're a premium number, it's not going to cost you anything extra. And you can enroll in these at any time so you can press the Seymour and there you go. Any class you're interested in, Simply click on it and start watching it. So thank you once again for enrolling in my classes. I hope you had fun. Learned a lot of new stuff. And if you get a second, don't forget to leave a review, and I will see you next time.