Indicators for Good and Bad Behavior
Key words are important to indicate that an action is good or bad. In this manual, we will use the following indicators:
SR: Secondary Reinforcement – Sound on the remote control (button 1) + “GOOD!” said out loud.
VW: Verbal Warning “HEY!”, to be used with or without the short spray (button 2).
Note: Univocal terminology must be use at all times in formulating the secondary reinforcements (SR) and the verbal warnings (VW). No matter which words you use for positive and negative feedback, always use the same ones.
Whether your dog acts well or not, the corresponding indicator must always be used. The dog reacts best a precise, clear message. Behavior is either positive or negative, at all times, without ambiguity. This way, the dog understands well and fast. It is up to you to determine what the dog can and cannot do.
Is short, reward the dog by first using the secondary reinforcement (SR) and correct his erroneous behavior by saying “HEY!” (VW), combined with thespray if needed. The dog will quickly understand the difference between good and bad behavior. With this system, the dog can be trained to execute the ten basic commands, to be redirected if he does not listen to you, to eliminate a behavior problem, and ultimately, to execute tricks which will thrill your family and friends.