How to Teach Your Dog to Listen With the Positive

Teach your dog to listen to you with the Positive Training Trifecta. It’ll make your dog fall madly in love with you! **** Download the FREE Simpawtico Basic Gear Buyer’s Guide here:


Here are the Simpawtico videos referenced in this video:

Using Your Voice (Marker Training)

Touch Tactics

The 4Types of Toys and How to Use Them

Using a Kong Toy

Phase Out Treats in 4 Steps

Chew Toy Training


Want to learn more about Operant Conditioning and Classical Conditioning?

The Simply Psychology website actually has a good primer on both of these. Easy reading for the lay-person. Here are some of their articles:

Operant Conditioning:
Classical Conditioning:

Important figures in Psychology:

Ivan Pavlov (developer of Classical Conditioning)

B.F. Skinner (developer of Operant Conditioning)

Keller and Marian Breland (Skinner’s grad students and giants in the field)

Keller and Marian Breland Create the Field of Applied Animal Psychology

Some more Science-y stuff!

Article: “What are Endorphins?”

Article: “The Chemistry of Dog Training”
This article has an exhaustive list of further resources if you’re interested in more!


Hungry for more in-depth training?
Simpawtico’s online course, “Dog Training Essentials:”
Simpawtico’s online course, “Loose Leash Walking:”

Simpawtico Dog Training on the web and social media:

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About this video:
In this video, Ian Stone from Simpawtico Dog Training shows you how to apply the tools in what we call the Positive Training Trifecta: Presents, Compliments, and Massages. These three strategies are probably things you’re already doing, but we want to shine a spotlight on it and help you develop a killer technique for making your dog fall madly in love with you. This will not only act as a training accelerant, but will build your bond and teach your dog to listen!

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