Dog 🐕 training tips for beginners – Education is every Puppy’s right.
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- April 18, 2022
6 simple dog training terms for every owner
“A signal given to the dog to perform a desired behavior. Cues can be verbal, physical & environmental.
Remember to adequately teach the dog what your cues mean
Dogs cannot perform a cue if they do not understand its meaning
“A word or sound that signals correct behavior & the dog has earned a reward.” Eg. A clicker or ‘yes’.
“Charge your marker so the dog knows it means they did good & reward is coming.
Timing is key! Mark the behavior immediately & give reward
“Using something the dog is willing to follow to guide the dog into the desired position.
You can gradually reduce the lure once your dog understands the desired behavior & is performing it well-See “Fading”
“Gradually reducing a lure or hand signal, so the dog learns to perform requested behavior on verbal cue only”.
Use fading in gradual steps, to keep motivation high ( will depend on your goals with the dog & the environment )
Fading a lure will help to reduce the dogs dependency on the lure in your hand to perform a behavior
“Breaking down a behavior into simple steps, with each step moving closer to the goal behavior”.
Reinforce & reward each incremental step, until the dog has achieved the goal behavior.
Take a step back if the dog is becoming frustrated & not succeeding.
“Marking & rewarding a naturally occurring behavior as the dog is doing it”.
Mark, reward & reinforce behaviors that you like, such as your dog calmly taking himself to his bed & lays down
You can add a cue word (settle) once reinforced enough.
Start with Luring ,teach the dog the cues .
Mark the dog on time .
Fading is super important for long term results.