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@Grabby, I don't have a RG issue, but people have found pushing to help RG. I used pushing to increase focus and drive, and the result has been huge and quick.

Please explain the correct CC mechanics RG, I for one, would be interested to know where one might go wrong?
 

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Haha no thanks I'd rather not rely on one method to fix all of his problems and ailments.

It amuses me that a simple thing like pushing is rejected because it might help more than one issue. Why not try it, if it doesn't work then you have all those other things to try: LAT, BAT, CAT... which are all desensitizing techniques that dull the dog's response to stimuli whereas pushing provides a way for the dog to get the stuck energy moving and out of their body.
 

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IME mistakes with CC tend to be:
-reaching for food or even feeding prior to the dog noticing the trigger. The order has to be trigger first THEN reaching for food and feeding to be effective
- Raising criteria too quickly. And/or raising more than one criteria in a single session.
-moving to the next step before CER (conditioned emotional response) is established.
Thanks, I am still learning about all this and the correct mechanics is certainly important.



I don't think that pushing is necessarily being rejected completely...
I agree it can certainly be used to build food drive in many dogs. Just people are questioning how it can magically cure pretty much any problem as implied...
Well, I can only speak from experience, but pushing has improved focus, dog reactivity (non-aggressive) and loose leash walking. My boy is now a pleasure to take out whereas before it was somewhat stressful having to anticipate and manage potential stressors.

ETA: obviously I was/am not dealing with serious anxiety issues with my boy, so in essence, he was an easy fix, but nevertheless other the methods had not provided solid improvement.
 

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I didn't say I was rejecting it or wasn't going to try it. I said I'm not using it for everything because you said it can cure everything which is silly and naive imo.
Try it, but please understand what you are doing and how you should be doing it.

Think it is silly and naive if you must, but in my experience it does address different issues because the core of these issues is a single thing.
 

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The point of pushing is to overcome resistance in the same way my 15 year old beanpole son is overcoming resistance with Crossfit, he is pushing through a ton of resistance to do 15 pull-ups or lifting heavy weights, and he feels great afterwards and keeps going back. Pushing does the same thing for dogs and the result is increased focus on handler.

Here are some links which should help you understand a little more about what it is and how to do it.

https://naturaldogtraining.com/blog/how-i-developed-the-pushing-technique/
https://naturaldogtraining.com/natural-training-methods/push-away-stress/
https://naturaldogtraining.com/blog/why-we-push/

Natural Dog Training Fundamentals: How to relax and attract your dog using pushing - Natural Dog Blog – Training and More

http://media.wix.com/ugd/b6a50b_3da67dd24bf749248130f355dcb510f4.pdf
Lee Charles Kelley (videos)
 
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