Training a dog to do a behavior using treats (resource pressure and positive reinforcement) can have phenomenal results. But then it seems like we HAVE to keep using the same level of treats just to get them to listen! We need to know how to STOP using treats for training, after the dog learns the behavior and cue. Otherwise the treats turn into bribes, and we can’t leave home without it.
We do this by BUILDING DURATION and WEANING OFF OF REWARDS.
Becoming a full-time dog walker isn’t just about finding dogs to be your clients. It’s also about understanding learning theory for dogs, and developing your dog walking skills, especially by mastering effective handling techniques.
These concepts apply to ALL breeds of pet dogs, and to any training tool, including a Gentle Leader or Halti, slip lead, martingale collar, Starmark collar, or prong collar.
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Video edited by Malphire Media and Esra
Graphics by Malphire Media, Grafreak Creations, and Esra
Many thanks to the following dog professionals for helping contribute to this video:
SCRUF Collective www.scruf.coop
Best treats for dog walkers:
Rawbble Freeze Dried Dog Food: https://bixbipet.com/p/rawbble-freeze-dried-dog-food-beef
Kiwi Kitchens Gently Air Dried Dog Food: https://www.kiwikitchens.nz/dog-food/air-dried-dog-food/
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