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Keep it calm – In addition to teaching your dog verbal cues they have a whole range of methods to clue them into our moods and desires. Our dogs are masters at interpreting our facial expressions, body language, and tone of our voices. When get something other than what you were aiming for check yourself for mixed or confusing messeges.
Kindness – The best arguement for adopting positive reinforecement training methods is kindness! The more punitive your relationship is the less you and your dog will enjoy it.
Kinetic – You can study dog training but you truly learn it by doing it. Like learning another language it takes speaking imperfectly before you gain any fluency. You’re developing your own language with your dog so it’s ok to not be perfect at it in the beginning.
Kibble – the lowest ranking for a training treat. Lessons will go faster with higher reward treats.
Knowledge – it takes knowledge and skills to become a dog trainer. Read and watch then do and practice.