WHAT TO EXPECT FROM TRAINING
At GOLDEN RULE K9, we get results because of our experience in a wide range of positive dog training techniques. Known for our success with large and giant breeds, toy breeds, puppies, overgrown pups, past their prime pups, and behavioral issues dogs of all shapes and sizes, we understand the importance of a perceptible behavioral outcome.
That being said, dogs are living creatures, and every dog has a different degree of learning capability. Furthermore, how fast and fully the training progresses, is contingent upon how much time you, the owner puts into working with your dog to fortify the new behaviors.
Because of this, any trainer who “guarantees” results is being dishonest, as well as violating the profession’s code of ethics:
--- “Refrain from giving guarantees regarding the outcome of training, because there is no reliable way to guarantee the cooperation and completion of all parties involved.” ---
(This statement is supported by the (IACP) International Assoc for Canine Professionals, (NADOI) National Assoc of Dog Obedience Instructors, (APDT) Assoc of Pet Dog Trainers, (IPDTA) International Positive Dog Training Assoc, and (APDTA) American Professional Dog Trainers Assoc.
At GOLDEN RULE K9, our pledge to you is that upon conclusion of the program, your dog will possess the foundation for obedience, manners, and good behavior as well as a dramatic improvement with regard to his or her primary behavioral issue.
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To understand dog training, it’s necessary to have some basic knowledge of how dogs think, learn, and behave. A dog decides whether or not he is going to repeat a behavior by the direct consequences of that behavior. If a behavior brings a reward either from you or the environment, it’s more likely to be repeated.
There are several factors that go into reinforcement training. First of all, what makes a reward “reinforcing”? Think of a reward as a motivator in the eyes of the dog. Reinforcement is anything that the dog finds motivating. The more you reinforce your dog’s good behavior, the more these behaviors become good habits. You need to find your dog’s motivating triggers such as play, praise, toys, affection, and the occasional food treat. This is your dogs "salary"; it’s what he’s willing to work for.
Pictures of our graduate Cosmo, courtesy of Camp