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Dave PageMemberSeptember 15, 2017 at 6:44 pm3750
Thinking back to past dogs I had trained i recalled anchors I had inadvertently instilled.
I discovered in the first dog consciously trained I had accidentally set an anchor of 2 affection pats on the shoulder as the end of whatever course of action was underway. I unconsciously always ended play, affection, Etc with two pats along with the words “that’s enough” and then walking away or standing up. After many months I discovered all I had to do was pat him twice or say that’s enough and whatever he was doing would stop. My unconscious quirk of ending play etc and then going to something else since i got him as a puppy ended up becoming a valuable tool.
The pats were not only an anchor it also became anchored as the pattern interrupt.