Dog Learning Style Tool by TrainPetDog
This scientific Dog Learning Style Tool (the first of its kind on the Internet) will help you understand how should you handle your dog based on the dog’s nature. You will answer 10 simple questions based on how your dog responds to everyday situations and this tool will give them options and ideas of how to deal with this kind of dog.
Dogs and humans have been evolving together over the past 32000 years, a new study shows. Dogs gradually became domesticated, after many years of scavenging from humans…
The ‘scavenger hypothesis’ — of how
Domestication (I prefer the term Friendliness) gave wolves splotchy coats, floppy ears, wagging tails, bigger eyes, smaller faces and a less aggressive demeanor. So, they won our hearts. We Didn’t Domesticate Dogs. They Domesticated Us… They approached us, and ultimately wooed us into being best friends forever…
We Didn’t Domesticate Dogs. Dogs Domesticated Us…
Training is about much more than teaching your dog to sit… It’s learning and understanding their methods of communicating with humans and with one another. Training is to really understand a dog’s mental, physical, emotional and social needs.
The Learning Style Tool will help you understand how should you handle your dog based on the dog’s nature and will recommend a training program based on a holistic foundation.
Get started with “Positive Reinforcement” and “Extinction” dog training techniques… from the team at findme4info-4The Love of Fido
Positive reinforcement and extinction indicate whether something was added to or removed from the situation. They do NOT refer to positive and negative in the sense of good and bad.
For example, Positive reinforcement = you give the dog a treat after he sits to make it more likely that he’ll sit again in the future. Extinction is the cessation of reinforcement. Nothing is added OR taken away from the situation. You don’t say no. You do nothing except set up the next repetition. Simply put you ‘ignore’ the situation. Extinction makes the undesirable behavior less likely to occur again in the future. Extinction is not the same as Punishment
Unfortunately, it’s impossible to train a dog using only Positive reinforcement. Because you are rewarding some responses and not others, you must use a combination of Positive reinforcement and extinction.