How to Use the Clicker to Shape my Dog's Behavior SDTI's training approach is based on this technique and is very effective for training dogs!Your job is to find out what food or toy rewards are meaningful enough to your…
As you progress through training your own service dog, you will find that there are behaviors that your dog does that you don't want to see and you just can't seem to over come. Once you reach that point, it…
No Forward ProgressRecently, I have been seeing several people posting on social media about behaviors and service dog tasks that they have been working on for a week or months and seeing very little progress. These owner-trainers are talking about…
One of the most important things that crossover trainers (trainers who are changing from a correction-based approach to a positive one) learn is that training a dog is a fun process of helping their dogs enjoy learning. Breaking the training…
We recently received this question! Thought we would post the answer in case it was useful to anyone else. "I cannot train using treats, and I cannot find any information on using other rewards with clicker training, specifically with loading…
Toys and games can be a very useful tools to help train a service dog. Different kinds of toys can be used for different functions.There are two kinds of toys: active toys are objects that allow interaction between you and…
Keeping Training a Service Dog Simple Training your own service dog seems like a complicated long term and in depth process, and it is! Keeping the process simple is the key to being able to follow through! Here is an…
The ability of a service dog to generalize a behavior is an important skill. Generalization involves being able to quickly relearn and perform a known behavior in new environments. There is a process an owner-trainer can do to help their…
Your approach to dog training can make or break your service dog's success! Everyone has skills in some areas and not in others. Knowing if you tend toward being a "recipe trainer" or a "concept trainer" can help you know…
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