ABC Practical Guide to Dog Training by Steven Appelbaum

By Steven Appelbaum

With the proliferation of titles out there this day, why one other e-book on puppy puppy training?Because most of them sound magnificent, yet do not work! And the canines being educated frequently boost difficulties for this reason.  Frustrated puppy proprietors are searhing for useful, humane solutions -- that supply results.The skilled process inside the ABC useful education advisor has confirmed itself with over 40,000 puppy proprietors around the usa and Canada who've chanced on their solutions "as uncomplicated as ABC."

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This is why it’s important for owners to know their dogs. It is also why trainers need to be open-minded and flexible. For example, some trainers use food in all their training. The problem is that not all dogs are motivated by food. If a trainer isn’t flexible enough to modify or change methods based on individual dogs’ personalities and preferences, you need to find a better trainer. Conditioned reinforcement, also known as secondary reinforcement, is something that has no inherent meaning to the dog, but the dog learns to consider positive.

Sounds pretty good. By developing a clear system of communication with the dog to point out to her the exact behavior we like, we clarify, simplify and speed up the learning process. In addition we reduce the frustration of cross-species communication. That is why we must clearly and precisely communicate to the dog exactly what she is doing correctly. We must never assume she knows what we want or what is good behavior or bad behavior. Dogs do not have the burden of a conscience. 47 ABC Practical Guide to Dog Training Importance of a Conditioned Reinforcer A conditioned reinforcer is a very important tool for dog training.

Eventually, they can give the “sit” command when they are sitting in a chair or standing across the room. Different people can train the dog, starting in the living room. They should give the dog the “sit” command when they are standing right in front of the dog. Once the dog masters this, they, too, can stand sideways or away from the dog. They can eventually say the “sit” command while they are seated in a chair or standing across the room. Continue this generalization process of changing various aspects of the “sit” command over several weeks.

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