transfer of value

Identifying And Using Positive Triggers For Your Dog

Last week we looked at understanding triggers. There are all sorts of triggers for your dog, good and bad. This week we are looking at good triggers that can be used to benefit your life with your dog to build YOU into your dog's rewards. [...]

2020-02-12T20:44:00-04:00January 11th, 2019|42 Comments

What’s a Reward for Your Dog? List of Reinforcers

Shelby with a beloved reward, a rock, at the 1998 USDAA GP Nationals. I've been blogging about dog training, dog behaviour, dog agility and dogs in general, with a few diversions, for many years now .... far more years than I probably thought [...]

2020-01-11T07:38:10-04:00October 11th, 2018|72 Comments

The Transfer of Value in Dog Training

I think we should collectively agree about something. Here it is; relationships are not actually the way they are portrayed in the movies. If you attempt to smack your significant other across the face during an argument, don’t count on it ending up in some [...]

2020-01-11T08:27:59-04:00February 28th, 2018|30 Comments

Respecting the Value

While writing my last post about value building in Crate Games I was reminded of a post I answered about using a food toy such as the Tug It toy or other container with food in it. One reader on a forum asked; Why not [...]

2018-09-11T04:15:10-04:00January 19th, 2011|30 Comments

Crate Games, it is not just for breakfast any more.

  Group shot of Crate Games graduates. I had small workshop here yesterday with 9, mostly adolescent dogs, and their handlers. It went quite well with a few "aah ha" moments and the odd "oh my" thrown in to balance things out.  We [...]

2020-01-10T20:54:34-04:00February 16th, 2009|27 Comments