A Secondary Reinforcer is a conditioned reinforcer that gets it’s value from it’s proximity to a Primary Reinforcer.
The “primary reinforcers” in the game of disc are Bite and Chase, and Secondary Reinforcers can include Drop, The Give is a retrieve to the hand. A cued Give is a foundational skill that is not super useful in the actual performance of disc dog freestyle, and has huge applications for... More, "Next" encapsulates the dog's anticipation of a forthcoming reward, sparking motivation and excitement. This expectancy creates a driving force that propels the dog through training, forming a continuous loop of engagement. When "Next"... More, and certain Set Up Moves are tricks that are used to establish timing and position in disc dog freestyle. Traditional tricks include: Around, Through, Backwards Through, and Scoot, but any or all of your tricks,... More.
Secondary reinforcers can be leveraged and used as cookies as long as they continue to be paired with or lead to primary reinforcement.