Author: Susan Streul

When teaching a dog a new behavior, what makes her willing to do it more reliably? Quite simply, it is making that behavior rewarding. Timing can play into the dog’s understanding of what exact behavior she is doing that is being rewarded. You want to make sure to pair a response in a timely fashion, as soon as the desired behavior is shown, so that the dog makes an association. You will actually be making a few associations that will blend together to produce a reliable response. We will use sit as an example. When you tell your dog to…

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