In this week’s AbsoluteDogs TV Episode, we discuss:
How do you reward your dog? Is your dog’s experience with reinforcement very predictable? Good reinforcement strategies are: · Generous · Variable · Unpredictable You are the party-bringer, the joy finder, the person that is going to light your dog up with the rewards you use – and that includes HOW those rewards are delivered. Some dogs struggle switching from one type of reward (food) to another type of reward (toys, for example).
This is an important life skill, to transition between the different reinforcers because life is throwing reinforcement all of the time. You can be the ultimate reward for your dog by teaching them to transition from one reward value to another and this video is going to get you started!