Dog trainning.......thoughts?

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Dog trainning.......thoughts?

Post by Scott Hopki » Thu, 14 Jan 1999 04:00:00



I have a little multipoo dog that I have trainned to do seven or eight
tricks, this has been all by trail and error.Having got this far on
trianing now  I ask is there an easier way to continue on trainning
her more tricks?
Thank you in advance.....................Scott
 
 
 

Dog trainning.......thoughts?

Post by Margaret Norke » Sat, 16 Jan 1999 04:00:00


Hi Scott!

The very best "method" of training (and one of the quickest, too) is
called Operant Conditioning.  It teaches the dog to offer different
behaviors (not commanded ones) and you reward for the ones you
like/want.  You start out with small behaviors that lead up to the
combination that produces the "trick".

For example -- to teach the dog to dance, you would first encourage a
raising of the upper body; then encourage the dog to stand on his/her
hind legs, then to take a 1/4 turn in one direction or the other or
perhaps to take a forward step while on his/her hind legs.  You get
the picture.  I know it SOUNDS like it takes a long time, but you can
actually train a chain of behaviors like this in a few hours once you
have the dog offering behaviors.

To get a more detailed view, go to www.dontshootthedog.com  which is
the website for this type of training.  It is the way they train
dolphins and whales to do tricks.

Have fun!

Margaret & the Hounds of Kemar
www.geocities.com/Heartland/Pointe/1675


Quote:

>I have a little multipoo dog that I have trainned to do seven or eight
>tricks, this has been all by trail and error.Having got this far on
>trianing now  I ask is there an easier way to continue on trainning
>her more tricks?
>Thank you in advance.....................Scott

 
 
 

Dog trainning.......thoughts?

Post by Larry Naul » Sat, 16 Jan 1999 04:00:00


Operant conditioning actually encompasses all methods of training, although
recently people tend to associate this term with clicker training.  IMHO no
single training system or method is better than any other, what makes the
difference is the practitioner.

Research the multitude of "methods" out there (every trainer who has wrote a
book seems to have a method associated with their name), learn your dogs
temperament and personality, determine what you are comfortable with (i.e..
some people just can't handle using a training collar), and then choose the
method(s) you feel will fit the best.  In the end you will probably find
yourself using a variety of methods or techniques to teach different
behaviors.

Larry Nault
DANG GOOD DOG!
Publishers of Early Puppyhood Development
??? - http://mypage.direct.ca/l/lnault/

Quote:

>Hi Scott!

>The very best "method" of training (and one of the quickest, too) is
>called Operant Conditioning.  It teaches the dog to offer different
>behaviors (not commanded ones) and you reward for the ones you
>like/want.  You start out with small behaviors that lead up to the
>combination that produces the "trick".

>For example -- to teach the dog to dance, you would first encourage a
>raising of the upper body; then encourage the dog to stand on his/her
>hind legs, then to take a 1/4 turn in one direction or the other or
>perhaps to take a forward step while on his/her hind legs.  You get
>the picture.  I know it SOUNDS like it takes a long time, but you can
>actually train a chain of behaviors like this in a few hours once you
>have the dog offering behaviors.

>To get a more detailed view, go to www.dontshootthedog.com  which is
>the website for this type of training.  It is the way they train
>dolphins and whales to do tricks.

>Have fun!

>Margaret & the Hounds of Kemar
>www.geocities.com/Heartland/Pointe/1675



>>I have a little multipoo dog that I have trainned to do seven or eight
>>tricks, this has been all by trail and error.Having got this far on
>>trianing now  I ask is there an easier way to continue on trainning
>>her more tricks?
>>Thank you in advance.....................Scott