057: Why Do Dogs Do Anything?

In this episode, Jerry Bradshaw discuss:

  • Needs verses wants.
  • Tapping into the genetic needs to create fixed action patterns.
  • Creating a heavily rewarded fixed action pattern.
  • Thinking about foundations before getting wrapped up in methodology of training.

Key Takeaways:

  • All dogs have needs, but the intensity of those needs can vary between the dogs.
  • A dog’s needs are theoretical; a dog’s wants are practical.
  • No matter what you think of your genetics and your breeding program, good quality puppy raising from the time they are born until they go to their home matters.
  • Dogs look at the world as a probability distribution.

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“What we really want are not needs. What we really need to focus on are wants. These are how to take these needs, these biological needs, and craft them, through training, to serve our purposes. When we take a need and create a want, now we have something that really can serve our purposes.” — Jerry Bradshaw

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