Does your dog get over excited to meet people? Do people want to interact with your dog? Using a nose target to allow a structured interaction solves both issues and redirects your dog to focus back on you. So: Is your dog ready for this harder challenge to the nose target behavior?How do you know? Here are […]
FC - Module 10
Game 10 – Backing Up to To Target Backing up is a useful behavior for every day life for moving out of the way, backing out of a small bathroom, getting back onto a dog bed etc. It is also very useful as a foundation for other behaviors for service dogs such as getting into
Game 12 – Building Enthusiasm for Core Behaviors The nose target is one of the most useful behaviors we have as a tool to create other behaviors, move our dog from place to place, do a recall and so much more. Targeting like paw and body targets in general are incredibly useful. Since they are
Train with Another Dog Nearby Use the behaviors in Games 8 Vet Weight Scale and 9 Handling on Table for this game.
Other Person Handling Leash Because so many people live alone, especially people with service dogs (which is why they get the dog in the first place), I feel it is important to include this behavior as a core behavior.
Operant Conditioning occurs when behavior is controlled by the consequences. The dog is thinking about what behavior might get him what he wants (the food or toy). He is ‘operating’ on his environment to get what he wants. Operant conditioning has four parts called quadrants. It may help to think of them as four corners
Vet Office Weight Scale It is important that your dog learns to feel comfortable at the vet’s office. This is one of the most difficult places for many dogs. If you start training this as soon as you can it will help your dog feel comfortable. Make sure your dog has had her final innoculation
For games 4 through 10, if your dog is going through a fear period, be extra careful when working on these. Go slowly, giving your dog as much time to adjust and get conditioned as he needs. Take frequent breaks and monitor your dog as you work. In some case, such as working with other
Handling Wearing a Harness I always suggest to my students that while a dog can wear a collar to hold her ID tags, when a leash is attached it should be to a flat non-tightening body or walking harness with a Y-front. This type of harness spreads any pressure all over the harness so the dog