I'm new to RTF and retriever training, working with my first lab (5 mths old). I keep hearing a lot about attrition in training and was wondering if you guys could clarify for me exactly what is meant by the term? Evan Graham cites Webster's definition in Smartwork vol. 1 as it being " the act of wearing down over time"..... Does this mean repetition and reinforcement of a command that has been taught until it becomes habit to the dog?
Probably a very basic question I know...but hey, a newbie has to start somewhere right?!
Thanks in advance.