What to do when your angry

Written By: Jim russell - Aug• 08•14

Tactical dog training magazine continues to change the face of everyday dog training sessions with advanced military and law enforcement techniques and information that is not offered to the general public. This post is an example of information that is not covered by other dog training sites and i concider this information vital to you becoming a master dog trainer.

This information is presented here to give you techniques in anger control. Why do you need anger control? Well the main reason is to prevent you from becoming stressed or angry when training with your dog, and to prevent this negative energy from effecting your bond with the animal.

These techniques can be utilized in every area of your personal life to help you take control of any anger issues that might be a problem to those around you. Knowledge is power and what you do with that power is up to you.

Let’s concider your having a stressful time with your dog during a training session and you want to strangle the animal for not meeting your expectations.

 What do you do when your angry at your dog?

First, and most important, don’t do anything. Don’t act on angry feelings, understand that this is just an emotion. Anger is a strong emotion, but you can feel it without turning it into a behavior.

You need to step back from the feeling and label it. Notice it’s strength and notice how it pushes you toward action, accept it.

The only problem is when you act on anger to hurt someone else.

Don’t bury the anger inside, holding onto it will not make it any easier to control. The anger will come like a wave – building, cresting, then slowly receding.

You must let it come and let it go. Watch how the anger grows and diminishes, Do not rehearse in your mind the events leading to your anger. Just notice and accept the feeling, allowing it to subside.

One of the quickest ways to change angry feelings is to act the opposite.

Smile instead of making an angry face. The very act of smiling when angry tends to diminish the strength of your upset feelings.

You should not engage the dog during this time. Turn all attention away from what is causing your anger.

Relax instead of tighten, let your arms hang loose and take a breath. Lean against something in a casual way, look calm even if you don’t feel it.

Immediatly end your training session for the day. Disengage rather than attack. You may want to engage the dog, instead you need to look or walk away. Have someone else put the dog into its kennel.

 If you are alone with the dog, take a few minutes away from the dog and when you feel you can approach it in a calm manner, return the dog to its kennel strait away.

The first rule is to end training immediatly and compose yourself. You can always train another time. These are the actions of a true master dog trainer.

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