The primary method we use during training is known as operant conditioning. Operant conditioning is defined as using positive reinforcement and negative punishment.

An example of positive reinforcement (+R) is praise, toys, or food to reward your dog for doing something you want him to do. Negative punishment (-P) is denying your dog toys, food, and praise.

Clean Training = Effective Training

When not training with the trainer, you will use the PREMACK principle, which is using everyday opportunities to train your dog. Having to sit before placing a collar and leash on the dog is an example. Another example is that your dog has to sit before the door is opened (house or car), or sitting and waiting patiently to be fed.

As your dog progresses and learns basics, we advance them to respond to distance, duration, and distraction.