Wednesday, August 09, 2006

The Third Aspect of Proofing

The other aspect of proofing (for traditional obedience) is (not) talking to your dog and being limited by voice and body commands and cues. So, we have three things to proof for:

1) No treats
2) No voice or body extra commands
3) Other dogs/new environment

What I am struggling with is which to do first? Also, if I don't use treats, should I use my voice more? That is my tendency but I think it may not work well.

My plan if to do short stretches with no voice and no treats and slowly increase the times without these reinforcing. Also, during trials, I really need to reinforce between exercises as allowed.

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