Just passing this info on from the discdog-l email list. Let us know if we’ll see you there… From: firstname.lastname@example.org Date: August 3, 2010 3:40:46 AM EDT To: email@example.com Subject: Digest Number 3688 Reply-To: No Reply <firstname.lastname@example.org> 1.1. AWI Updates Posted by: “Matt DiAno” Mon Aug 2, 2010 8:24 am (PDT) Hey all,Please visit the AWI website, […]
This past weekend we did some work with Mary & Tala in the pasture. Tala has a hard time controlling herself around active dogs
juliejinx.wordpress.com so, off to a rockin’ start. then the day picked up. our open team really clicked and was running beautifully. the regular team won all the rest of their races on saturday. we all wander around a do a little sightseeing at the giant dog show and oooo and ahhhh over all the cool […]
On June 29th of 2010 Apryl Lea earned the title of Assistance Dogs International North American Accredited Service and Hearing Dog Instructor. She has been working towards this moment since becoming a Staff Trainer at Paws With A Cause in 2007. With this awesome news, Apryl Lea will be taking a leave of absence from […]
Reward Placement is a key aspect of Dog Training. The Dog goes where rewards happen.
As dog trainers we need to be sensitive to the concept of pressure.
As our dog gets better at learning or when the skill we’re working gets stronger we need to move to a variable reinforcement schedule. 2 behaviors for 1 cookie. 2:1… 3:1… 20:1 depending on where we’re at in the development of this skill.
Criteria is an extremely important component of dog training, possibly the most important. Setting clear and appropriate criteria allows the handler to teach the skills we want our dogs to learn quickly and efficiently.
Traditional positive training says that we should shoot for 15-30 rewards per minute for learning and tough challenges. That’s a cookie every 2-4 seconds. A high rate of reinforcement of success creates a snowball effect. It becomes easier and easier to succeed. Successful performance of a behavior becomes habit.
Reward placement and dog frisbee: The dog will go where the reward happens, plain and simple.