We use both classical and operant conditioning techniques to change behavior with our gentle, human, easy, effective dog training method, called ‘Tap-N-Tell.”
We teach our students and clients the Three Universal Dog Training Rules, which when applied consistently can change the behavior of any healthy, sane dog. All behavior modification methods can be distilled down to just two types of input that deliver information to your dog: nice and nasty.
A reward is something that your dog likes and a punishment is something that your dog does not like. A reward could be a pat, a hug or a kiss. A punisher can be the word, “No”, a leash correction, a pull on a head halter (Yes! All head halters and harnesses work by the principal of punishment.) or a time out in a crate. This training technique is based upon the Scientific Method of Operant Conditioning pioneered by B. F. Skinner.
- When you dog does something that you like, then make nice things happen for the dog.
- When your dog does something that you don’t like, then make nasty things happen for the dog.
- Never, ever quit until your dog does something that you like and gets it right, and then make nice things happen for the dog.
- Like the laws of physics, velocity, mass and gravity, the laws of learning are always in play, every where and all the time; dog behavior is driven by consequences.
We are experts at using the eternal and unyielding laws of learning to easily, effective and efficiently change dog behavior, in many instances permanently. Because of this flowing type of communication, we can begin training dogs in distracting environments, such as the real world, immediately.