Advanced Dog Training Criteria Increase AnswerBy
If you haven’t already, check out my post on 3/11/11, “If You Want a Career in Dog Training There Are Important Concepts to be Learned.” See if you can find the answer before reading the rest of this post!
Ok – here’s the answer. At about 1:15 seconds, Jane decides to raise the criteria so her dog is dropping the object into her hand, instead of on the floor. When she does this, she requires the dog to “deliver to hand,” but she also wants him to pick the object up from the floor, instead of holding it in her hand for the dog to take as she had previously done. This is also a change in criteria, resulting in two criteria raises instead of just one.
The dog completely falls apart. He doesn’t know what he’s supposed to do, and starts showing a lot of stress behaviors such as panting, as well as displacement behaviors such as rolling on the ground.
After a little while, Jane realizes her mistake and takes steps to correct it; however, she then goes on to make another fundamental error. Can you figure out what that second error is? Check out the video below.
I’ll post the answer in a couple of days. Good luck!http://becomeaprofessionaldogtrainer.com/Audio-Video/3-14-11post-new.flv
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