Dog Training: Positive Reinforcement

Dog Training: Positive Reinforcement

dog training collarPurely positive reinforcement is a technique popularized by dog coaches like Dawn Sylvia-Stasiewicz, He is the one who trained the President Obamas’ dog, Bo. The theory behind it is relatively straightforward. Dogs will repeat good behavior when a reward follows it. Bad behavior does not get an award or recognition. If punishment happens, it just comes in the form of removal of rewards, like a toy or treats being taken away from your dog. Harsh reprimands or substantial penalties aren’t necessary when training a dog.

This Training Method Begins With Rewarding the Wanted Behavior

dog training houseThis training method begins with rewarding the wanted behavior right away, within seconds after the wanted behavior happens. That way the dog comes to correlate the action with the reward. Some dog trainers merge this method with clicker training. This gives the dog a clear sign of the precise moment the action was completed. Saying commands also need to be short like Sit. Stay. Come.