30 days of canine science

#30daysofcaninescience *Day 19*

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p5c9sybBj90 Day 19 is one of my favourites. That’s cause it’s something I use all the time in my training and now I got some nice words for it. The 3Ds stands forDurationDistanceDistraction It’s a way to proof your trained behaviours and get them very good and steady.  In the course we are supposed to …

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#30daysofcaninescience *Day 18*

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=deKlikwe4_A At day 18 we learn how to build plans. I normally plan my training as I find training inefficient if it’s not used. My plans are somehow a bit different, and also varying depending on what I’m doing. Some things need more careful planning, and others I already started and have a pretty good …

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#30daysofcaninescience *Day 17*

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yKoEYWfwqiQ Day 17 is about tracking progress from a plan with specific criteria. This is an efficient way to go forward in training. To takes steps necessary for progress and not get stuck. However, this way of tracking progress is a bit difficult for me since it’s very static. I’m not a behaviourist and think …

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#30daysofcaninescience *Day 12*

Day 12 is about Operant Conditioning. This is something that get many people confused (including me, I realised).  Operant conditioning is about consequences to behaviours. For example, the dog sits leads to it getting treats (sit = behaviour, adding treats = consequence). This can either make the sit happen more often, or make it happen …

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#30daysofcaninescience *Day 10*

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6lINY0BqrXA Day 10 is about the principles of shaping.  What I found out is that shaping is something that has to be practiced often to not ”fall out of shape”. I noticed that I’m really rusty when it comes to shaping! Mostly found negative sides to my training as usual, but some stuff got better …

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