Free Shaping Dog Training – Successive Approximations Model

Training dog to go to bed using free shaping

Free shaping is a type of dog training where behaviors are first broken down into smaller steps. Your dog is rewarded for successfully performing gradual steps using a marker, such as a clicker and rewards. Free shaping dog training relies on your dog’s problem-solving abilities to reach the desired behavior. This way your dog figures … Read more

What is the Most Effective Dog Training Method?

This article discusses a few of the most widely used training methods. However, I believe that positive reinforcement is the most effective dog training method. I will discuss why I believe this to be true. There are several schools of thought when it comes to dog training. They may be called something different but they … Read more