​​​​​​​The Reinforcement Conundrum ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

We've all heard that behaviors that get reinforced get repeated. But along with that come a lot of questions: What kind of reinforcements can you use? Do dogs work equally well for all reinforcements? What if your dog only pays attention when there's food? What is the difference between a reinforcement and a bribe? Do random reinforcements work? What if I have reinforced a behavior I don't want? How do you wean dogs off reinforcements? Do you have to use them forever?  These are among the questions that trainers hear all the time. So, we have asked one to explain how reinforcements work

  • Lindsey Reese, CPDT KSA, PMCT1

    Positively Dogs

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