Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Valdivia, Chile
Teaching tricks in the living room consist basically of mark/treat and praise. Training... is way more complex than that.
To me it is not obedience training until you get the same dog to do the same thing under any circumstance, in any place, wether the dog likes or not and if with a positive actitud, the better. And with the dog knowing there are no balls or hot dogs on the pocket. While you need a strong foundation of instrumental conditioning, you don't get there with a healthy relationship with your dog. THAT... is the harder part.
And there are other kinds of training that doesn't involve marker training, where the reward the dog gets from his actions came from places you cannot use a clicker with. Herding and protection come to my mind.
Diabla Boroluz, my Daemon; IPO-A1, RH-T A
Akela de Poputchik, my Direwolf; IPO-2, Kkl1
Calais vom Adler Stein; IPO-A1, Kkl1
Last edited by Catu; 04-10-2011 at 11:20 PM.