Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Valdivia, Chile
Re: What training methods did you use?
Tools and systems... Everything that works as long as it keeps the dog spirit.
The method I use is in very, very rough terms:
Mostly positive and reward based training.
- Mechanical Learning: Instrumental conditioning. Dog wants to do the exercise because there is a reward. Not only learns the exercise but than to learning is a fun experience.
- Comprehensive Learning: Dog knows the exercise, but now has to understand it, by example, he has to move away of the reward to get it. Dog is able to do the same exercise under different variables. Distractions are added.
Dog understand the exercise and most of the time he wants to execute it. Now he learns than to execute the exercise is not an option and it doesn't depend on the presence of the reward. Corrections are used. Dog works under heavy distractions.
Minor mistakes are corrected. Dog has to execute the exercise with speed and precision.
Diabla Boroluz, my Daemon; IPO-A1, RH-T A
Akela de Poputchik, my Direwolf; IPO-2, Kkl1
Calais vom Adler Stein; IPO-A1, Kkl1