An effective method for training dogs, positive reinforcement uses rewards and incentives to encourage behaviors in dogs. At Canine Path, we utilize positive reinforcement in our system and have had countless success stories.
What is Positive Reinforcement?
This type of dog training is based on rewarding good behaviors in canines. Instead of reprimanding bad behavior, the dog trainer or owner will instead encourage the dog to perform certain desired behaviors. The incentives can include treats or verbal phrases praising the dog, which will only be used when the good behavior is used.
Due to this approach, after a short period of time, your fur baby will be conditioned to understand that good behavior will be rewarded. This process has benefits in that it will teach dog behaviors faster than negative reinforcement. Plus these good habits will be remembered for a long time.
The key to successful positive reinforcement is timing. When the dog performs the behavior being promoted, the reward must be given immediately – within seconds – so that the dog will associate it with the action. Otherwise, the dog might not think there is any relation between the action and the treat or praise.
To teach dogs commands, trainers and dog owners must keep things short. Commands have to be short and can be assisted with body language because dogs interpret movements better than speech. Holding toys or treats, gestures and such can be accompany verbal cues, which should be short and uncomplicated.
Consistency is a must when training dogs. Every member of the family should use the same cues and commands so that the dog will not get confused. The desired behavior should be rewarded and undesired behavior should never be incentivized.
For effective dog training using positive reinforcement, reach out to Canine Path and let the professionals teach your dog with a customized plan. We offer free 15 minute phone consultation. Ask us about our Special Private Dog Training Packages.
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Canine Path Dog Training
1601 N Sepulveda Blvd
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266