March 27, 2022

Training Puppies Using Hand Signals

Training Puppies Using Hand Signals

In this episode I discuss the importance of using hand signals in addition to vocal commands for foundational work such as sit, down, stay, come, etc.

3 reasons to use hand signals:

  • Dogs easily habituate vocal commands when overdone
  • Dogs sight is dominant over their hearing - Dogs perceive the world through her nose, eyes, and ears (in that order)
  • Body language, spacial pressure, and hand signals combined together can help calm a puppy over a lot of vocalization and commands. 

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