Tag Archives: rewards

The Value of Understanding Value

Posted on: September 16, 2014 - No Comments

Our four legged companions have a much simpler value system based on the most basic aspects of life: food, water, shelter, territory, a mate. Then there are the secondary aspects: chasing things that move just because, following their nose because they can, shredding our belongings because it's fun, and on and on.

Be Careful What You Reward

Posted on: January 25, 2010 - 2 Comments

It’s no secret that dogs do what works. If a dog receives a treat or other valuable reward each time he lies quietly on his bed, he’s likely to lie there more often. Most dog owners would agree, “that which is rewarded is likely to occur more frequently.” And yet, as a trainer, I often Read More

Punishment

Posted on: January 6, 2010 - 2 Comments

Hello everyone, it’s so nice to have been asked to blog for Victoria’s site. I have watched her show often and thoroughly approve of her training methods.  Positive training is the right way to go and, as you can see on the show, allows you to train a dog to do practically anything without resorting Read More

Some Days It’s the Reward That Count$

Posted on: December 23, 2009 - No Comments

Several months ago the clothes Dryer died! In our home the dryer is what warms up my clothes when I have to put them  on in the early and cold days that I have to go to work. I chunk my T shirts and long un-d-es in there to take the chill off.  My work Read More