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Old 03-31-2017, 12:57 AM   #5 (permalink)
Bob Scott
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Re: He wont bring it back...why?

That game of tug, for ME is the reward for performance even if it's a simple sit.

As mentioned above that doesn't have to mean your going to out the dog every time and ask for more compliance.

If the training in the beginning is a game it will go so much easier.

My outs may come every 8-10 returns and that still applies with any thing I do with my dogs today in just basic obedience.

"IT'S A GAME"!

There are dogs out there that may be so serious that they may have no desire to "play" but I'll bet that rewarding compliance with a tug of war will still be up that dogs alley.

I've seen serious dogs figure that out quickly.

I look at today's motivational training being more about imprinting then actually "training".

Imprint that dog to KNOW that compliance is all about reward and that reward can be anything from a scratch behind the ear, a treat, a game of tug or even that best of rewards to a working dog, the bite.

"Imprinting" is like hard wiring something in a dogs brain.

Keep it a game and the dog with keep with you.
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