…reacting to your dog’s behaviour and focus on what end result you want to achieve. Be firm without using any negative emotions or shouting.
…and give yourself time to breathe… and relax… Remind yourself to be patient and quiet and stay focused on what you want to achieve while you position yourself in front of your dog.
…to your inner silence and sense of confidence and calmness. Remember, your dog is sensing this through your body language and listening and appreciating the inner silence too!
… and focus on you is the first thing your dog must do. Your dog can sense from your body language alone that firmly and calmly you intend to either guide them accordingly, correct them, or redirect them away from a misbehaviour.
…means your dog must show you respect by waiting for your approval or instructions. Teach them to give you eye contact as they focus only on you (but NOT if you know your dog will challenge you or if he finds this threatening, in which case you will need to build trust first).
…is what your dog does when they tune into your silent, confident and calm energy and then they willingly give you calm submission in return. Now they are ready, still, and relaxed enough to accept your guidance.