Here are some ideas on how to get your dog to perform anytime, every time!
Loose Training – Practice the behaviors in many different areas, while adding distractions
Discriminative Stimulus – only reward for learned behavior when signal or cue is given
Intermittent Schedule of Reinforcement – use intermittent schedules
Generalized Conditioned Reinforcers – vary the rewards
Food Treats – fade treats ASAP – move the treats off your body – place treats in other places. Place treats on your body and do not give your dog a treat.
Alan J Turner – How’s Bentley – Memphis TN
Reactive Dog Specialist
Did you want to teach your 10 week old puppy to sit? Forget about it. 🙂 It’s too late.
That turbo charged puppy already knows how to perform every basic obedience command!
Your dog knows how to sit and lie down. He can stay. Your pup knows how to walk towards you. Your puppy knows how to run to you. Your puppy dog can walk the same speed as you. That fellow knows how to dig, or “not dig”. Your puppy can bark, and he knows how to “not bark”. He can certainly choose to jump up, or “not jump up”.
Your goals are to learn how to communicate to your dog WHEN, WHERE, HOW LONG, and WHY he or she should perform basic commands. You will succeed if you build a relationship based on clear communication, and well managed rewards for cooperation.
21st Century dogs live in our homes and sleep in our bedrooms. Unlike most of the the last century when dogs were outside pets or workers, raising a dog to live inside your home requires much more than basic obedience.
Your dog’s behaviors are influenced by your behaviors, and the relationship between you and your dog.
My goal is to help you achieve your goals via private or group services, and by providing free information.
Alan J Turner – How’s Bentley Memphis TN