How do you train your dog?


How do you train? Do you use treats, toys, praise, all three or neither. Many trainers have multiple opinions on the right methods of reinforcement. Purely positive reinforcement (PP): This is the sole use of treats for training. Treats are great in training because they are the primary reinforcement for dogs (R1). Treat training isContinue reading “How do you train your dog?”

How to fade behaviors


A lot of people tell me that they don’t want to use treats forever. What people need to understand is that treats are used in the beginning of training. We use the word primary reinforcement to describe treats because they are the first or primary resource that dogs seem to enjoy. Secondary reinforcement examples areContinue reading “How to fade behaviors”

Positive Reinforcement vs Dominance training


A lot of people want to know what the difference is between positive reinforcement training (PRT) and using dominance training (DT). It is important when choosing a trainer to know what to expect. A positive reinforcement trainer uses positive stimuli ( treats, toys, affection) to elicit a positive result. The positives: This is a greatContinue reading “Positive Reinforcement vs Dominance training”