Through this, an action that is ordinarily mundane to the dog (the sound of a clicker, a vocalized command, etc.) obtains meaning through following it with what the dog wants (for example, food). This is how your dog will learn to respond to all of your commands.
During this process, we believe it’s important to understand the timing between the cue (the marker) and the reward. All we want is to mark the specific behavior that we desire from the dog. We are careful to include a split-second delay between giving the marker and reaching for or delivering the reward. This way, your dog understands the difference between the marker and the reward. Otherwise, dogs can become confused by things like misplaced body language, potentially ruining their training.
We extinguish behaviors with correction collars that provide an uncomfortable feeling. We can also withhold rewards to create a negative, and make bad things go away to create a positive experience. We use positive and negative reinforcement and punishment, classical and operant conditioning.
When we sent Fauci to Full Potential K9 we weren’t sure we were going to be able to keep him. He was aggressive and stubborn as can be. We desperately wanted to keep him and make sure he was ok with us and our kids. He came home a new dog. He is the sweetest ever and so fun. We could not be more thankful for everything that Dillon did! Fauci is now a huge part of our family happy fun and so friendly. We couldn’t live without him. I wouldn’t trust anyone else and I am beyond grateful