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  1. In order to limit the 'aversiveness' that the dog...

    In order to limit the 'aversiveness' that the dog is subjected to when a trainer withholds a treat until the desired behaviour is performed, good trainers frequently shape the final behaviour in...
  2. MG, My "Rock Steady" dog trained by "alternative...

    MG, My "Rock Steady" dog trained by "alternative methods" may or may not be rock steady on geese!!! She's never met one before!

    As to Pinki - I have several other dogs in the kennel (a Patterdale...
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    I think it very much depends on the way you wish...

    I think it very much depends on the way you wish to train - If you intend to collar condition and/or utilise 'pressure' in your training then I can see that FF is a rather crucial beginning step in...
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    I had assumed when you originally said "tug on...

    I had assumed when you originally said "tug on collar" you meant a sharp tug not just a "tap" Willow.

    If that "tap" was light enough never to be punishing to the dog then it would never be a...
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    I'm afraid this is not correct Willow! ...

    I'm afraid this is not correct Willow!

    Reinforcement is something that makes the preceeding behaviour more likely and can either be positive or negative.

    Punishment is something that makes the...
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    Willow, you are partially correct in your...

    Willow, you are partially correct in your explanation - but there is no way that a tug on a collar can be described as Positive Reinforcement - if you are adding or presenting something the dog...
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    Polmaise?....

    Polmaise?....
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    “Wired to the moon” LOL!!!! Well, I think...

    “Wired to the moon” LOL!!!!

    Well, I think this suggestion is good – to a degree….How would you then progress to the stop en-route? Would the dog not still want to continue to the “place” to...
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    There have been posts that have indicated what...

    There have been posts that have indicated what I’m about to say and that is – WAIT! At some stage your dog will look up at you thinking something like “why is he not doing anything??” or “What’s...
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