To educate, train and to live with the dog effectively, we need the dog to pay attention to us gladly. Traning and educating is communication – passing of information from us to the dog. And it is not possible to pass information to someone if he is not paying attention to us.
I was asked several times: “Is it true, that it is not possible to teach old dog new tricks?” My answer is – it depends on what is meant by the “trick”. Continue reading “Is it possible to teach old dog new tricks?”
Autoshaping is a training technique, which does not require the trainer to actively do something – instead, the behavior of the trained subject is modified by a specific setting of the environment, which will eventually modify the behavior.
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