Originally Posted by Castlemaid
When a dog is learning something new, both the timing of the marker and the reward is very important. So be ready with treats in hand to reward promptly - the marker is great for marking the EXACT behaviour you want, but if the reward is not forthcoming, it will confuse the dog.
Marker training requires forward planning and great multitasking skills! Classes help a lot in that regards.
i'm meeting a trainer tomorrow and she will let me know if my dog is OK for class, he's reactive to people and dogs somewhat.
i have Michael Ellis videos though, i think i got the hang of it. i just wish i had someone to ask when things like these come along.
i can make sure i give him treats right after the YES, so are you saying it's OK to ignore him doing this and that it will go away after a while of me doing it this way?