Positive Reinforcement is a system based on operant conditioning.
The system may use conditioned reinforcer's which are able to be delivered
more quickly and more precisely than primary reinforcer's such as food. A
clicker, whistle or word are examples of secondary reinforcer's that may be used
The basis of effective Positive Reinforcement Training is using precise timing
to deliver the conditioned reinforcer at the same moment as the desired behavior
is offered. This may sound difficult but is easy to learn.
Basically, if you are teaching "SIT", when your dog's butt hits the
ground you mark the behaviour with a "click" or "Yes!"
and follow with a reward (i.e. treat or toy). This type of training helps
your dog to learn more quickly and retain that knowledge for longer periods
of time without reminders.
No Shock collars, pinch collars, choke collars or any fear/pain based
techniques are used.
Your dog will learn to respect and obey you through effective