We adopted Maya September of 2017. She is a Whoodle (Standard Poodle and Wheaten Terrier) and is incredibly smart. Teaching her tricks like sit, shake and dance were natural for her. The problem with a smart dog is she thinks she can outsmart us. She will purposely ignore us-even turn her head away as if to say “I can’t hear you…”. This is stressful when outside because she will wander and not come back or come inside on our command.
We have tried punishments, treats and she still wants to listen only on her terms. Then we got the Doggie Don’t device and overnight she began to listen and without hesitation. This is how to train your dog using sound aversion and it is working well on Maya and her new sister, Leah.
Read more of Maya’s training story at ParentingHealthy!