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How to Achieve Dog Training Success?

By Iain Sneddon / 9th April 2019 / 0 Comments

Setting up for successful dog training How do we achieve successful dog training sessions?   There are several aspects that all need to be taken into account when setting ourselves, our dogs and our training when considering how to achieve dog training success. With practice it becomes more natural and automatic but where and how…

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Building our dogs attention

By Iain Sneddon / 16th December 2018 / 0 Comments

Our dogs attention is the foundation for all training Building our dogs attention on us.   Building the focus and attention of our dogs is the foundation on which learning can take place. Without our dog’s attention, no teaching is likely to take place. They will be distracted on other things around them. I divide…

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Distracted dogs and attention

By Iain Sneddon / 16th December 2018 / 0 Comments

Training Tip: Distracted dogs and attention. One of the common questions I get asked is: How do I get my distracted dogs attention?   When we are training our distracted dogs to give attention and perform a new behaviour on cue, there are several basic principles to consider for an efficient and effective training program.…

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Positive Reinforcement Training schedules for rewards.

By Iain Sneddon / 16th December 2018 / 0 Comments

Schedules for training with reinforcers What are the available reinforcement schedules for positive reinforcement training? The reinforcement schedules are Continuous Reinforcement Schedule (CRF) and intermittent reinforcement schedules. Which subdivide down to Fixed Ratio schedules (FR), Variable Ratio Schedules (VR), Fixed Interval Schedules (FI), Variable Interval Schedules (VI), Fixed Duration Schedules (FD) and Variable Duration Schedules (VD).…

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Difficulty level in dog training.

By Iain Sneddon / 16th December 2018 / 0 Comments

Elements of training series: The Three D’s of difficulty. The three D’s of the difficulty level in dog training.   Duration, Distance and Distractions. When training our dogs we need to aware of the difficulty level and be setting them up to succeed, but how do we do this? Through understanding the dog’s environment and…

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Efficient Dog Training

By Iain Sneddon / 15th December 2018 / 0 Comments

How to train our dogs effectively. The Rule of Five (not so much a rule but a very good system)   How to create efficient progress training with your dog. When training a behaviour with our dog’s we need a way of knowing when push our dog’s and when to make it easier for them.…

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