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The Power of Training Dogs with Food DVD







$65.00



DVD Outline
  1. Introduction
    • Concepts covered, how DVD is laid out, and why we are re-doing this DVD
  2. Terminology
    • Classical Conditioning
    • Operant Conditioning
    • Conditioned Reinforcer
    • "Marker"
    • Engagement
    • Luring
    • Spatial Pressure
    • Shaping and Successive Approximation
    • Fading
    • Hunger Drive
    • Prey Drive
    • Acquisition-based Behaviors
    • Reinforcer vs. Reward
    • Reward Event
    • Verbal Cue/Prompt
    • Physical Cue/Prompt
    • Reinforcement Schedules
    • Arousal
    • Over-shadowing
    • Motivation
  3. Marker Training Revisited
    • Lecture on markers and our communication system.
    • Demo on "charging the markers" ... yes vs. good and the mechanical differences.
    • How to hold and deliver food.
  4. Food vs. Toy ... Why?
    • Number of reps per session
    • Arousal levels and their effect on training
    • Fine degrees of manipulation
    • Earlier training possible
  5. Choosing the right food and Food Delivery revisited.
    • Palatability
    • Size
    • Dos and Don'ts of varying food rewards...hierarchy of expectations.
  6. Engagement: What and why?
    • Principles
      • Movement is motivating
      • Varying duration of the reward event
      • Move away from the dog not toward
      • Contrast between behavior of handler before versus during reward event
      • Quality of reward and intensity of reward
    • Engage before teaching
    • Creating a Reward Event
  7. Luring
    • Principles - straight lines, controlling head, holding food revisited
    • Drills
  8. Spatial Pressure
  9. Shaping Behaviors
    • Touch/Foot Target and Pivoting
    • Sit
    • Down
    • Stand
    • Place
    • Pre-heeling
    • Recall
    • Stay = Duration
  10. Putting Behaviors on Verbal Cue/Adding Commands
    • Mechanics
    • Overshadowing revisited
    • Pitfalls
  11. Reinforcement Schedules