7 My Everyday Dog Training Tools by Doggy Dan The Online Dog Trainer The bottom line is that their behavior is not good. It has suddenly changed. This is their flight or fight response kicking in. If your dog is not on a leash at this point then they are off and out of control. As you can imagine, none of this is pleasant to watch. So what happens? Well we start to become frustrated, angry, and annoyed with the situation and sometimes our dog and our reactions simply make things worse. It is a viscous cycle and our training goes nowhere or backwards. Understanding that you need to keep your dog well away from level 8 where the adrenalin kicks in is crucial. And here is the secret. When you take things slowly to start with, and your dog gets used to things at a slightly slower pace then the pay off later on is huge. Learn to work with your dog in the calm zone from 1-5 and take things slowly to start with. If you are in this zone and your dog sees something that gets them excited they will be aware of it however they will only end up at say a level 6 or 7. Since no adrenalin kicks in they will calm down really quick again for you – ready to carry on with your training. If you are really serious about helping your dog, learning to read them in every situation and setting them up to win in every situation then I recommend you take a look at my video series on the Energy Meter, which will help you do just that: All of this is inside my video website which you can take a quick tour around from here… CLICK HERE 3. The Power Of Calm Energy (Tool: The Calm Freeze) Nowadays it seems like everyone is talking about calm energy, but very few people actually have any advice on how to apply it to dogs. In this chapter I want to tell you about one of the most talked about techniques on my website because people are just stunned with how powerful this is when done correctly.