Operant Conditioning

Dog Training 101: What is Clicker Training?

By |Dog Behavior, Dog Training, Operant Conditioning|

Dog Training 101: What is Clicker Training? By Angelica Steinker, M.Ed., CDBC, CAP2 edited by Kimberly "Kim" Archer, CPDT-KA, CTDI Clicker training is a training method using a handheld plastic box that makes a clicking noise when depressed by a trainer. This click allows a trainer to mark a very precise moment in time, communicating to a dog exactly when they did something desired. The [...]

Click & Praise

By |Dog Training, Enrichment, Operant Conditioning|

Click & Praise By Angelica Steinker, M.Ed., C.D.B.C, CAP2 Imagine a reward your dog will never fill up on, a reward that can last exactly as long as you want, and makes your dog incredibly happy. No magic, no trickery, it's just good old praise. In the last few decades dog trainers and pet s have made the transition of moving from force training, using [...]

Pitfalls of Punishment

By |Dog Training, Operant Conditioning|

Author’s Note: Positive punishment is when you add something unpleasant when an undesirable behavior is displayed to discourage that behavior. Negative punishment is when you take away something pleasant when an undesirable behavior is displayed to discourage that behavior. Positive reinforcement is the addition of something pleasant when a desired behavior is displayed to encourage that behavior. Negative reinforcement is the removal of something unpleasant [...]

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Dog Manners classes include common manners and obedience cues

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Courteous Canine offers in home dog visits, dog walking services, and pet sitting

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Private Dog Training is for simple training issues such as manners, obedience and more

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