Shaped by Dog with Susan Garrett
Shaped by Dog with Susan Garrett
Susan Garrett
Reinforcement in Dog Training
20 minutes Posted Jun 19, 2020 at 11:35 am.
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We are talking about the number one most important thing in dog training. Actually, it's the one thing vital for all species. It is of course, reinforcement, and it is critical to understand for training all animals.


In the episode you’ll hear:


  • Why there are times your dog might find something more reinforcing than food.
  • Activities that your dog will find reinforcing.
  • Reinforcers to avoid.
  • How to grow the value of a reinforcer
  • Transfer of value.
  • Reinforcement and dopamine release.
  • How dogs predict patterns of reinforcement.


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