The Koehler Dog Training Method
The Koehler method uses a combination of praise, correction and distractions.
It follows this format:
- Teach the dog what you want it to do and give a name to the task.
- If the dog behaves correctly it is praised.
- If it is incorrect, a sharp correction is applied.
In between, different levels of distractions are introduced to deepen the dog’s responsibility and commitment to the command/response sequence. The training lasts as long as 14 weeks. By the 7th week, the dog is off the leash.
The “harsh” methods are only applied to extremely problematic dogs whose only option is to be put to sleep because their owners could not control them. It was not intended for the average family dog. Do not listen to all of the critics that say the training methods are cruel. These training methods will save your dog’s life if you have a dog that will run away from you when called.
The dog’s primal need to move himself from a state of discomfort to one of comfort is hard wired; making it a very powerful motivational factor in our training.
It is even more powerful than his seeking food. Why? Because a dog with a full belly no longer seeks food, but an uncomfortable dog will almost always choose to seek comfort.
Bill Koehler is on the extreme right
Benefits of the Koehler Method
The Koehler Method will introduce you and your dog to the following aspect of growth and character development:
- Become more emotional stable
- Gain higher confidence
- Possess a keener capacity for learning
- Be able to adapt to new situations and handle fresh challenges
- Remain relaxed and self assured in the presence of veterinarians, show judges, guests etc
- Realize full potential to be a well-behaved and reliable companion and family protector
Those who had use the Koehler Method of dog training have found it to be effective. Read their comments at our facebook page.