ABC Practical Guide to Dog Training by Steven Appelbaum

By Steven Appelbaum

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Initially, you will be following each “good” with an unconditioned reinforcer (such as food), until the dog is at least 90 percent correct in her responses to a particular command. ” The word “good” alone will eventually get this positive response, even when you have no food treat to give the dog. The power of the 51 ABC Practical Guide to Dog Training word “good” will need to be “recharged” by following it occasionally (about 25 percent of the time) with an unconditioned reinforcer. Preferably, the unconditioned reinforcers will come after the dog’s best responses.

If You Have a Dog, You Are a Trainer BASIC TRAINING PRINCIPLES So what can owners do about this? A number of things. First, continue to read this book, because many of the principles and methods found here can be started from day one. As you read, you will learn how to prevent problems and how to redirect, focus and reward your dog for correct behavior, rather than just react, yell and give ineffective commands when you’re confronted with unacceptable behavior. Hopefully, you will also learn the crucial principles of training, so you can teach your dog what I call “foundation level” off-leash training, and, very importantly, teach this type of training whenever possible before you start on-leash work.

Stage 3: Generalization The dog learns that even if different people give the command in different locations and in slightly different ways, the response should be the same. 38 How Your Dog Learns For example, the dog has at least a 90 percent compliance rate for “sit” in the living room, with the original person who trained her standing right in front of the dog while giving the command. To begin teaching the dog to generalize the behavior, start changing one aspect of the situation at a time.

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