Posted by: Ridley K9 Academy | December 29, 2010

Dog & Puppy Training: Teaching A Reward Mark!

The Reward Mark is the first thing you should teach your dog or puppy!

Reward marks are taught using classical conditioning. A reward mark is used as positive information that tells the dog the reward is coming. You can use a clicker, whistle or your voice as a dog training reward mark. At Ridley K-9 Academy dog training we use the word “Good” . However, some people use “Yes” as their mark. It just depends on what the perticular dog likes more.

To install a RM (reward mark) just say your word (in a upbeat tone) and give the reward immediately. Do this about 100 times. Do not ask for a behavior when you’re teaching the mark. When teaching the RM you can start teaching targeting along with the reward mark.

For more informaiton regarding reward marks or dog training in Sacramento, Roseville, Granite Bay, Folsom,  El Dorado Hills, Cameron Park, Shingle Springs, Placerville, Cameno or Pollock Pines contact us  or call 530-409-1879 today!



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