Twosday Training Tip
TIP #1: YOU DON'T GET WHAT YOU WANT, YOU GET WHAT YOU CLICK
Use marker training to mark the instance your dog does something that you want, and follow it with a high value reinforcer to raise the probability that the behavior will be repeated. Clickers are the #1 choice for marker training, but you can use an emphatic YES! or other word to let your dog know what he did was correct.
TIP #2: LEARN YOUR ABC'S
Every behavior is preceded by an antecedent (an influential event that comes before the behavior) and is followed by a consequence (an influential event that comes after the behavior, i.e. reinforcement or punishment). By controlling the antecedent and consequence you can change behavior. As easy as A(ntecedent) B(ehavior) C(onsequence)!
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Jeff Dentler, CPDT-KA, IAABC-ADT, FFCP, CTDI