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NYC Dog Trainer Services & Dog Wellness | understanding reinforcement

Dog Training: Understanding Reinforcement

My dog is stubborn! He doesn’t listen! Wait….really? Maybe the “stubborn” behavior is the result of your own behavior. Maybe you have inadvertently sent out messages that reinforce the dog…
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The Benefits of Positive Reinforcement

Imagine how you would feel if all you were told was: “This is wrong! Try again!” If you do not give any additional information what are the chances of the…
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The Ping Pong of Asking for New Behaviors

When teaching a new skill, we usually teach it through successive approximations. It’s like going from a rough sketch to a detailed painting. I have talked previously about comparing behaviors…
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A Little Food for Thought When It Comes to Treats

Let me just say that the word “treat’ implies that there is something particularly special about the quality or the palatability or the salience. Remember that “treat” also can be…
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