In episode 25, I answer a question from a listener about making the obedience that he’s learned in class more functional in real life. I answer another question about whether someone should use a “prong collar” in training. In the puppy section, I go through the steps for taking a puppy from an intermediate sit to an advanced sit.
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In this session:
Have you had the experience of not having the obedience you learn in a class NOT be very usable in real life? Here’s how to fix that.
If your dog doesn’t appear to be progressing in obedience, should you move from a harness to a training collar?
How do you progress past the intermediate puppy “sit” lesson that I outlined a few podcasts ago?
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Pat’s functional obedience scenario:
- Use loose leash walking every where
- Practice obedience in at least 10 different locations this week
- Train with distractions through the “entire arc of the behavior”
Sarah’s contradictory advice about harnesses and training collars:
- Use whatever collar reaches minimum threshold of effective communication
- Add structure to your dog’s everyday life
- Use loose leash walking and balance negative feedback to dissuade basic unmannered behavior
Tracy’s advanced puppy “sit” progression:
- Wean off of treat #1
- Add multiple distractions with a direct and consistent reinforcing treat for each new distraction (work up to 6 objects)
- Wean off of consistent reward for each distraction object. Work to using only one ending treat prior to the release command.
- Move the final treat to be given after the release command
Wean off of that treat by rewarding intermittently and randomly
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