The real reason why your dog isn't listening to you. A dog that is coming off as stubborn is actually a dog that is either unmotivated or has no idea what is being asked.
So how do we get our dogs to listen to us without it being a “power struggle?”
What are ways to motivate your dog?
Brie Blakeman, CPDT-KA, is a certified professional dog trainer in Portland Oregon and a member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers. Alongside running her own business Noble Woof Dog Training, Brie teaches at The Oregon Humane Society, helping clients understand and address behaviors like separation anxiety, hyperactivity and reactivity. When she’s not teaching, Brie and her Siberian Husky Yuka enjoy the sport of bike-joring, and trick training as well as performing behavior chains for the occasional TV commercial.