Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
You can use markers and corrections at the same time, you're just intermixing different quadrants of Operant Conditioning. With a puppy I use a lot of marker training and then I manipulate the environment so that the puppy is going to make the right choice and get the mark/reward each time. I do not use NRMs as much as others, my preference is always to set the dog up for success. My dogs have not had much luck learning brand new behaviors with a lot of NRMs. They are more handy later on once the dog has been consistently successful with the behavior.
With "Clicker Training" (using caps, meaning the training developed by Karen Pryor, et al) there are no corrections.