Do I always have to reward my dog

Do I always have to reward my dog in Training? This question about when to reward your dog is a very common concern. Just as much as dog owners/ trainers wonder when to stop rewarding the dog. Most common argument against food motivated training is also the concern that the dog is not responding in absence of the food reward. Therefor arguing that it does not work! So let’s shine… continue reading

How to use the clicker as a marker

How to use the clicker as a maker, after it is conditioned? After the clicker is condition to be the marker,it is used as the secondary reinforcer! Pay attention, it is not a replacement for the reinforcer itself. It identifies the particular behavior the dog is doing at the moment it hears the click, so the actual reinfocer can be delivered afterwards. The clicker always has to be followed by… continue reading

What is reinforcement in Dog Training

What is reinforcement in Dog Training Find the best reinforcer for your dog at a particular time or in a particular situation~ Reinforcement by definition, is making something stronger…..just like the pillar under a bridge! Positive Reinforcement is used in Dog Training to make behaviors stronger and more likely to be repeated. If a behavior is continuously reinforced, it is more likely to reoccur. It is getting to be more… continue reading

Our Dog Training Environment

Here is a quick insight of what our dog training environment looks like. Created for most concentration, very little distraction – if any. Created the class room environment for dog and trainer where the mode is “I want to learn” ! Things need to work right here first- before they can be trained outside the classroom and under uncontrollable distraction. Within the training environment, distractions that you want to introduce are under… continue reading

Creating the Dog Training environment

Creating the Dog Training environment Creating a dog training environment is the second step after a relationship is created. Once the relationship has been established, it is very helpful to have a location that sets the training mode. Besides the trainer now being a source of good things and information, the  trainer should establish a place that is also connected with the hope that good things are happening here. The trainer… continue reading

Important tips starting clicker training

Don’t ever break the promise. If you click- you have to feed, even though it might have been the wrong moment. As long as you realize it was wrong, you more likely learn to be sharp! If you break the promise, your dog will start looking for other, more reliable information to know that now the reward is coming. Click- pause- treat! Do not fuse the click and the treat… continue reading

Forming Relationship before training dog

Forming Relationship before training your dog Forming a relationship between owner and dog is the most important thing to do before trying to establish any kind kind of communication. A good relationship means to know about each other! Relationship will help the dog to recognize that the owner is an important source of information to him. Forming a relationship with your dog, means that he needs to experience that all good things… continue reading

German Dog Training commands audible

Looking for pronunciation of German Dog Training Commands? The video below teaches you how to pronounce those commands properly Here is the list: Sit        – Sitz Down   – Platz Recall :  Name + here-   Name + Hier Heel     – Fuss Place    – Voraus Kennel  – Zwinger No        – Nein That is fine – So ist brav

How to operate TriTronics transmitter

When all behaviors are taught to the dog and he has an optimum understanding of the cues, the  training phase with the remote collar will begin. Considering that the dog has been conditioned to feel really good about wearing the collar itself. Highly recommended Electronic dog training collar, used by ZBB K9 Team, is either Garmin / TriTronics Sportdog or -Pro 500. In order to be the best at training… continue reading