Positive reinforcement: 10 facts that will convince you of the correct use of this method
- In positive reinforcement, the main thing is to notice and mark the correct actions of the dog in time.
- In positive reinforcement one cannot skimp on encouragement.
- Encouragement should be pleasant to the dog.
Promotion is given after the marker (verbal or clicker).
- When trained by positive reinforcement, the dog is an active participant in the training process, not a passive “object”.
- When learning by positive reinforcement, the dog learns to draw conclusions, take the initiative and control the situation, which means that it builds up self-confidence.
- Statistics say that skills learned by positive reinforcement are quicker and stronger than those that are practiced mechanically.
Training a dog using positive reinforcement improves the owner’s contact with the pet and teaches one to understand each other.
- A dog trained by the method of positive reinforcement is interested in work and is waiting for classes, but is not afraid of them.
Do you adhere to the method of positive reinforcement?