Tone of Voice
It’s really important to practice your range of tone of voice throughout your dog skills training. This is how we teach the dogs what the tone is all about. Some dogs will pick it up immediately, and some will need more help to understand not to ignore the warning tone.
Dogs love guidance and predictability!
The tone of voice works as a hotter-colder guiding tool.
It also works as a tool of reassurance, so that we can support our dogs through an interaction that they may not be loving, but that would be disruptive to the therapy goals to end abruptly.