Why do people ignore DD News

Ignore the dog

Are you a steel door or a wooden board?

If the dog is harassing, jumping, or barking at other people, it is often recommended that you ignore it. If there is no response, this behavior would fall asleep. The problem would then be solved in a very elegant way.

What is really going on there?

If I then ask in which situations exactly this is used and how it is carried out, the situation quickly turns out to be different.

An example: The dog jumps at his people. The human ignores the behavior and turns away from his dog or takes a step back. The dog then starts running again and jumps at the human again. The person turns away again or takes a step back.

Another example: Food is being prepared. The dog begs and harasses the person. Usually he barks or whines. The person ignores this, finishes preparing the feed and turns to another activity. Later he starts again with the preparation. The process is now repeated a few times.

To ignore

Ignoring means: disregard, do not react. But that is exactly what does not happen. In both examples there is a reaction. Man rules on the behavior of the dog.

In the first example he turns away, which is a reaction. To do this, he takes a step back, which is also a reaction. In the second example, reactions to the dog's behavior take place again.

The dog moves people.

Action and reaction

I have never been able to find out with my dogs that they have solved something with ignoring, i.e. ignoring something. It is important for me to point out that I am writing about each other, i.e. about interactions. There was always a reaction to the perpetrator's behavior. I could quickly assign this behavior to three groups. Attack, flight or submission. Each of these reactions, in turn, caused a change in the causer.

There is always a reaction to an action.

Often my customers behave as described in the two examples above. Success is not success. Usually the situation worsens and the dog quickly attacks. Attacks and biting are no longer excluded.

What the person is doing is not ignoring. It's a react. He gives the dog space, does not stay with himself and his point of view. He unconsciously adapts to the dog. The dog moves the person. Emotionally and physically too. This creates more questions than answers on the part of the dog.

We then responded with unequivocal reactions, in which the dog no longer had any questions. He understood quickly and the situations relaxed more and more. Often the behavior then quickly dissolved. The dog actively looked for a new solution, which was then respectful. This in turn enables the person to only be able to praise. Finished!

The dog presses his person and jumps up on him.

The person reacts appropriately. the dog changes instantly.

The new behavior can be praised immediately.

It could all be so easy…

I am not giving a general recommendation as to how you can behave in the two examples. This can be deadly in the eye and under certain circumstances make the behavior even worse. That would not be responsible.

From my point of view, the recommendation to ignore undesirable behavior is not possible. There is always a reaction. This reaction should be designed in such a way that the dog understands its human being and offers another solution. That quickly creates clarity.

Your body language

Since the dog communicates with us for the most part through its body language, this is a great opportunity to resolve such misunderstandings. We will show you successful strategies how you can use your body language to clarify such situations.

Be there and join in ...

We call it: fine leadership. It will bring you a lot of joy and ease. Your dog will understand you and perceive you on a completely different level. You will appear - I promise!

Kind regards Kai

"So that humans and dogs understand each other"

PS: It is possible to change real behavioral problems through real ignorance. However, this needs in the hands of very knowledgeable people who are familiar with it, are prepared and can help the dog to achieve a better quality of life in this way if things get really stuck. This includes all behavior, for example in the area of ​​severe aggression with the intention of damaging people ..