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  • Allie Dellosa

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    June 21, 2023 at 9:31 pm
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    If we have to repeat ourselves we usually add a prompt to help. I have not had any issues, as long as the name always means a command will follow. It’s like starting command structure over every rep. I have noticed that this streamlines the predictability of when correction do and don’t come, and it makes it easy for the handler to maintain a predictable pattern of communication that matches the mechanics. If we repeat the command without the name and they sometimes get a correction and sometimes don’t, this can cause side effects because it is not predictable ie: leash chomping, calming signals, slower progress, shorter sessions and sometimes handler redirection.