Reward desired behaviors immediately with treats, praise or play to reinforce them. This shapes behavior.
Mark & Reward
Stop rewarding for learned behaviors to help your dog generalize them. Use intermittent rewards to maintain them.
Use the same cue words, rewards and techniques daily. This prevents confusion and speeds learning.
Training should feel like a game! Praise excitedly, use high-value treats, and keep sessions short and sweet.
Make It Fun
Set your dog up for success by managing the environment. Don't let them practice unwanted behaviors.
A marker like a clicker pinpoints desired actions. Reward immediately after you mark.
Use a Marker
Determine what motivates your dog - praise, toys, food. Use their preferences as rewards.
Motivate Your Dog