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  • Allie Dellosa

    June 1, 2021 at 7:16 pm

    So he in theory receives the correction on the “no” instead of n the repetition of the command? What made you choose to do it that way instead of using the “no” as a conditioned punisher? (conditioned punisher meaning nothing happens on the “no”, the dog learns that the “no” is an opportunity to avoid a correction as the correction comes with the following repetition of the command if he doesn’t make an adjustment on the “no”….think of the conditioned punisher as a fire alarm>>>>nothing actually happens to us when we hear a fire alarm…but we have been conditioned to know that we must do something to avoid the fire)

    Correcting on the no instead of the repetition could potentially lead to some side effects like the dog guessing the behavior, avoiding the behavior or receiving corrections for being confused. Also, what if “no” is not appropriate, like in heel or a recall? How does he receive corrections then? It may help him with his confidence to make that adjustment. Have you watched intro to phase 3? Also here is the command structure article.

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    Command Structure Chart