Category Archives: Training Your Pet


A Dog’s Hierarchy of Rewards

In 2014, I published a blog post entitled Jambo’s Hierarchy of Rewards in which I discussed the different reinforcers I use when training and the ‘value’ they have for my learner.  In my article entitled Rewards and Positive Reinforcement Consequences, I discussed the meaning of rewards versus reinforcement. In this article I would like to
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Rewards and Positive Reinforcement Consequences

The language we use when discussing our training methods can sometimes be slightly misleading.  Much discussion is given to the use of terms such as force-free, rewards based and positive reinforcement.  Sometimes there will be shared-meaning and at other times, these terms will be used and attributed to diametrically opposed training methods.  The words ‘reward’
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People or Pets? Don’t Punish – Teach

Teaching helps your learner to develop new and more appropriate skills. Punishment in a given context may temporarily suppress the problem behavior but has a teaching moment all of its own!.   Punishing teaches your child or pet that you may be the cause  of fear or pain. You  can be scary and should be feared!  Think about
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