Tag: Positive Marker
When working with Multiple Dogs, how we mark is important. One of the things we like to do at Pawsitive Vybe is to use a finger point to mark behaviors.
The above video is a demonstration of the Finger Point Mark. It’s real nice for keeping the dog’s focus on the handler and for silently marking behaviors.
Conditioning the Finger Point Mark
This is no different from conditioning the Positive Marker or the Clicker. If we want to be boring we can point then feed the dog, establishing a consequent relationship – the Point happens then comes the cookie. All you do is substitute pointing with your index finger for the click or verbal,”Yes!”
We can also mark Attention (unsolicited eye contact) and reinforce with a cookie. This is the preferred method of charging the marker at Pawsitive Vybe.
Of course we can just … Read More »
The definition of an Operant animal is an animal that understands behavior affects consequence.
A Positive Marker is an excellent tool for communication. Pinpointing and isolating the action that is to be reinforced gives us a tremendous boost in understanding and dramatically speeds up the learning process. The positive marker is used to communicate the exact moment that a behavior was correct.
Because Discdogging is a complex game made of many behaviors: biting, dropping, chasing, catching, retrieving, establishing position, it is very important that our dogs have a clear understanding of their job.