Reinforcement Should Come in Different Forms

Although it is easiest to use treats to initially train your dog, it is most useful to soon introduce toys, verbal praise, and life rewards as additional reinforcement for desired behaviors. Examples of life rewards are going for a ride in the car, being let outside, or being given permission to say hello to a friend. Varying your types of reinforcement will help to keep your dog motivated to learn.

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Carolyn is great! She is so motivated and excited to help her human and animal students succeed. Leash walking is generally stress free and fun now that I've been taught how to make walking my dog into a game of training instead of pulling.

~ Carlene from Berlin, NH

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