Just as in all human relationships communication is key. It is through our use of language that we clarify our boundaries. Clarity is essential for maintaining healthy and balanced relationships with our dogs. Whether we are working with a 3 month old puppy or a human aggressive dog we always need to be able to communicate effectively with either verbal or synthetic markers.
Specific sequences of verbal and non verbal cues paired with verbal and non verbal markers set the stage for comprehensive learning on the part of the dog.