All of these training techniques operate on the same principles – providing you with a range of techniques to achieve your goal.
- Teaches the dog what we want him to do (rather than punishing him for what we don’t want)
- Teaches him when we want him to do it
- Teaches compliance without fear or force
- Reinforces (rewards) good behaviour to make it more likely to occur again
- Encourages the dog to think and experiment
LURE REWARD TRAINING
- A simple training technique that lures the dog into position with a reward at first, then a hand signal
CLICKER TRAINING (reward markers)
- Creates an association between two events (Classical Conditioning). For example; the dog learns to associate a particular sound (‘yes’, ‘click’) with a reward (food, play etc.)
- Provides the dog with clear feedback on the behaviour that gets the reinforcement (reward)
- Builds a behaviour by marking and rewarding small progressive steps the dog makes towards a goal behaviour.
- Used to ‘catch him in the act’ of doing a behaviour you would like to keep and put on
- Teaches your dog to follow a target rather than a Targeting allows the handler to teach a variety of behaviors, including come, sit, over or under an obstacle, loose leash walking, and spin to name a few.