Wait … Treats Forever?? Reinforcement Strategies in Pet Dog Training


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
  • Troubleshooting!

Section 7: Go Teach! Strategies, Lesson Plans, and Organization

Scheduled to run

Jan. 26, 2020


Liz Laidlaw

Core Class

Approved IAABC CEUs


Approved CCPDT CEUs