It’s common for pet clients to have a fabulous time teaching new skills to their dogs, but one day they ask the question: Will I have hotdogs in my hand forever?
As trainers, we need to have conversations with our clients about matters of reinforcement – fading the food, choosing appropriate schedules of reinforcement, reward hierarchies and when, how and why to start fading those rewards.
- Reinforcement for pet dogs – What are we talking about?
- Which rewards to use, when, and why!
- Environment matters
- Reducing reinforcers – when, why and how