Remember how happy you were if your parents gave you a dollar for every "A" on your report card?  They made you want to do it again, correct?  That's "positive reinforcement".

Dog's don't care about money.  They care about PRAISE…and FOOD.  Positive Reinforcement training used praise and/or treats to reward your dog for doing something you want him to do.  Because the rewards makes him more likely to repeat the behavior, positive reinforcement is one of your most powerful tools for shaping OR CHANGING your dog's behavior.

Rewarding your dog for good behavior sounds pretty simple, and it is!  But to practice the technique effectively, you need to follow some basic guidelines.  Starting this Sunday, 6/3, we'll be focusing daily on the following schedule for a successfully trained and loving dog:

Sunday-"TIMING IS EVERYTHING"  & "KEEP IT SHORT"

Monday"-CONSISTENCY IS KEY" & WHEN TO USE POSITIVE REINFORCEMENT

Tuesday-"SHAPING BEHAVIOR" &" TYPES OF REWARDS"

Wednesday-"WHEN TO GIVE TREATS"

Thursday-"TRAINING METHODOLOGY & "TOOLS OF THE TRADE"

A well-trained dog is a loving dog!

Talk to you on Sunday!…have a great week-end!

diana


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