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This is a bonus episode-- a rebroadcast of Episode 19. It covers how to teach a dog to sit using a bit of a lure and a novel cue: A snap. This exercise is today's challenge in the Dog Training in 21 Days challenge we're running right on Instagram! Join us there for instructions, demonstrations, and more. Get the full Dog Training in 21 Days course for free through the end of April at http://schoolforthedogs.com/dt21days; use code DT21DAYS at checkout.
This episode originally aired on August 6, 2018. Newsflash: Your dog already knows how to sit! But he may not know the cue you want to associate with that behavior. Annie breaks down how to use the "capturing" technique to teach "sit" anew and to add a novel cue. She covers:
-The downsides of "luring" a behavior or "molding" it
-The trap of trying to teach a behavior by asking for it repeatedly
-The difference between a "cue" and a "command"
-How to add a cue
-The never-ending process of "shaping" a behavior
-How to fade a lure and turn it into a cue
Hi, this is a bonus episode that is a replay of an episode I recorded in the summer of 2018 on teaching a dog to sit using the cue of a finger snap. This is kind of my favorite way to quickly teach a sit and incorporate what is usually a novel cue into the equation early on. I tried to break it down clearly and quickly in this podcast episode.
And I’m reposting it today because this is the assignment for today’s challenge. We are running our Dog Training in 21 days course as a 21 day challenge. Right now you can learn more on Instagram and hop on into the challenge. It’s all right if you didn’t start on day one, we would love to have you start today.
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