Perhaps you are looking for some more clarity in your training, or you are interested in teaching your dog some complex behaviors. You may be stumped on how to go about doing this. With shaping, the dog will be offering you behaviors which you can then chain together. It may just the technique you have been looking for!
Shaping is a powerful and effective way to train your dog. Essentially, it is similar to playing charades with your dog, asking them to offer you behaviors and you then mark and reward the ones you like.
The dog understands immediately what is expected of them since they are the ones who offered the behavior! This invitation for active participation and even experimentation on behalf of the dog can increase their confidence and liven up your training sessions. Moreover, shaping is fun.
In this 6-week online course, we will delve into what shaping is and how you can use it with your dog. Fun will be had!
What is Shaping?
101 Things to Do With a Box
Work With Your Dog's Strengths
Can You Shape It?
WHAT WILL YOU NEED
flat or martingale collar
back-clip harness (optional)
mat or towel for the dog to lay on
box that will fit the length of your dog
LOTS of high-value and smelly treats
Online Dog Training Course
Effective training methods.
Convenient virtual learning.
Access on all devices.
Access material at any time.
No cut-off dates.
Dianna L. Santos
Former AKC Scent Work Judge
Former USCSS Judge and CSD
AKC CGC Evaluator
C.L.A.S.S. Evaluator and Instructor
President, Online Dog Training University, Inc.
President, Cyber Scent Work, Inc.
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