I'm a big premack believer. Bites out of obedience. Down calmly and then flip into drive. I think it helps with capping and impulse control as long as you build into it and have good timing.Very nice hunt drive, perfect environment, and Premacking out, sit and down with the hunt.
We're all mammals. Many learning principles cross over, particularly with young children.Chip & David,
Thank you both for using this principle in context. It's always fascinating to me whenever human behavioral habitation and learning concepts cross over to dog training.
I have strict rules to fetch. Bring it back is #1.Like looking into a mirror! (a better behaved mirror lol). Reya's favorite command is "find it", she'll search in the woods until she tracks down whatever ball, stick or branch was thrown in there. Valor does a wonderful job of return! Something she hasn't quiet caught onto yet.. she enjoys playing keep away and treats have no value while she's in hunt mode
Great job as always, love watching him progress!
I told the kids this was called fishing for puppies! Lol.I would put a harness and long line on her and build the habit of returning the item
Valor started out retrieving to me so I never did the hallway thing with him, but that's how I typically teach a retrieve. It's so much easier if they can't screw up.I told the kids this was called fishing for puppies! Lol.
I like Stonnies method. I taught multiple puppies to fetch in hallways. I would sit about 10 feet from the end and throw the ball gently. No where else for them to go, and I had the treats.