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Old 03-29-2014, 05:40 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Help training more prompt responses...?

So Kaiju is 9 months old and at the point where he knows all of his basics very well (sit, down, stay, come, heel, drop, etc.) but he's getting rather lazy about getting his butt in gear and actually performing the behaviors when I ask. I'm working in more rewarding toys and starting a rotation as well as making his training sessions more engaging, fast-paced, whatever will hold his attention. But since he knows these behaviors and it is very clear to me he's just seeing if he can get away with not doing them or doing them slowly, does anyone have any suggestions for effective ways to introduce consequences for noncompliance/extremely slow compliance? I'd like to start working in reasonable consequences at this time in his training, and up to this point, I have been using completely positive reinforcement methods with him.
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