When we train dogs with layered shaping, we train with out of the box thinking. In this episode, I’m giving a glimpse of what that looks like and how it relates to the transfer of value. It starts with knowing what a dog loves most of all. I’m also covering a case study on how we used the transfer of reinforcement value for a German Shepherd so that they could learn to retrieve without a force fetch.
In the episode you'll hear:
- What we need our dog to understand about reinforcement and what we need to understand.
- A review of the reinforcement process in our dog training.
- Why your dog's age, the location you are training, and what you are training matter.
- The importance of your placement and delivery of reinforcement.
- How we found something that a German Shepherd loved and used it for training.
- The process of transferring the value from bubbles to food with a target stick.
- Why we need to change a dog’s physiology for training.
- How ping-ponging reinforcements help with the transfer of value.
- That there’s not a linear path for all dogs, so we think outside the box.
- About our brand new free DoggyFlix video streaming adventure for dog people.
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- Podcast Episode 174: Dopamine In Dog Training: Anticipation, Rewards, And The Transfer Of Value
- Podcast Episode 151: How Location Specific Reinforcement Markers Will Improve Your Dog Training!
- Podcast Episode 31: 5 Simple Hacks to Help Your Dog Learn Faster (Reinforcement Process)
- Podcast Episode 176: Why Your Dog’s Emotions Are A Critical Element Of Dog Training
- YouTube Playlist: Target Training for Dogs with Susan Garrett
- Watch this Episode of Shaped by Dog on YouTube