In other words, the methods redirect the dog from the bad behavior by prompting them into paying attention to the clicker or toy, or dog treat then the dog is asked to do what the handler wants for the reward offered. Petting your dog and making a big deal out of their performance does the same thing. These methods avoid punishing the dog as do some forms of standardized obedience classes.
Most obedience classes require a collar and leash which is used to direct the dog or show them what is wanted of them. Many classes require a choker or correction collar to be used as a way to get the dog to do what is asked. These collars are often misused or poorly explained and a collar that will tighten on the dog's neck such as these types of collars should not be used in search dog training.
If you use one of these collars on your dog, please remove it while doing these lessons and replace it with a flat collar and ID tag. Not only will the removal of the correction collar allow the dog to move forward on a trail to find a person without wondering when a correction will happen, the dog is learning to work in different equipment that tells the dog the job they will be doing.
Family dogs do not need any extra obedience training to participate in these disaster dog lessons but every dog has its day of getting in trouble and a well behaved pet is a much easier student to teach.
You play with their toy or toss the treat up and catch it then see how long they stay with your sock.
Doggie will want the toy you have because you make what you are doing more fun looking.
Put your sock away, give them the toy instead and play a little with them to show them this makes you happy.
Keep in mind the floor is the dog's world.
If your dog is, let's say, chewing a sock then call your dog to you.
When the dog reaches you by coming when called, even if they bring you the sock...give a slight, small praise as encouragement but:
Do not give them the treat or play time until you have them do something like "sit" in front of you or if they are holding your sock, say "drop the sock".
When they sit or drop the sock, finish by praising your dog.
As mentioned above, if your dog brings you... a sock then accept the sock and give your dog its toy instead of the sock. If your dog was getting into the trash then put the trash where the dog can not get to bag.
Dog homes have to be dog proofed just like a home with children has to be child proofed.
If you have a very bad problem dog, email for help by joining the Google group at the right.