What Do You Think?
Here is the scenario: You tell your dog “sit”and “stay”. As you walk away your dog stands up, but does not move from the location from which he was told to stay. Was he still being a good dog? Since he didn’t move from the location, he did “stay” which was the last “cue” you had given him, but because he stood up he did not maintain the “sit” position which had also been given as a cue.
What is an incompatible behavior?
Simply put, we mean train your dog to give you a behavior you do want or a “good behavior”, and replace that behavior for the undesired or “bad behavior”. Your dog can’t give you the good behavior and the bad behavior at the same time, therefore the good behavior is incompatible with the bad behavior.
Define a Good Dog
The Canine Guys don’t believe in telling you which behaviors will result in a good dog and which behaviors result in a bad dog. That’s because it has been our experience that what makes a good dog varies from person to person. In fact, it often varies among people in the same home.
Clicker Training Methodology
The first step in clicker training is to teach the animal that the clicker sound means that they will get a primary reinforcer, usually food. To do this, some trainers “charge” or “load” the clicker. To do this the trainer clicks the