Originally Posted by gagsd
When I first start something like the stand, I either <gasp> already have the treat in my hand or very accessible. At home we train next to the TV table and I keep a bowl of treats right here.
In theory, the "mark" while standing is enough.... but in reality the placement of reward is equally as important and rewarding in-position is imperative during certain parts of the training phase..... IMO.
i also think placement matters somewhat that's why i'm trying to make him stop sitting.
i can manage to have the treats ready but i'd really like to untrain him from sitting for treats. i imagine it will cause more problems down the line when i'm teaching other things.
ETA my treats are pretty accessible, on my side in a treat bag. so i'm not taking 5 mins to get the treat out, it's moments, maybe 2 seconds if that. unless i give to him in half a second he will sit