Teach the dog.

Classical learning

occurs through the association. Some learning is involuntary or reflex. The dog will learn by putting an effect for a mind-altering mood and thus a conditional stimuli. An example might be that the dog hears a certain sound while feeding. Soon the dog will associate a certain sound with a pleasant effect of being fed and we have thus associated the sound with being demanded. The sound is neutral here and feeding is associated with something positive in the dog. You could use the technique by saying "good" while giving a treat, and thus associate "good" with something good and becomes happy. The dog has many unconscious associations in everyday life. The sight of a car could be associated with motion sickness in some dogs and other associated with a good experience. The sound of fireworks are associated with anxiety / fear in most.


is reversed where the dog learns by trial and error by repeating the behavior that triggers a positive response. Here you should refrain from repeating the behavior that triggers a negative response. It should be noted that the timing is very important and the gain must be done simultaneously with the desired behavior is exhibited. This technique is the basis for the use of clicker training.

Goals and Targets

When you begin a training course these are the dog together should be able to understand it. Goals can be too complex for the dog and one must therefore build the ultimate goal into sub devised so the dog has a chance to learn it. Target devised as simple as possible, head to make it easier for the dog to understand. Depending on the nature of the exercise, the selection of appropriate teaching methods for implementing the goals or targets. Classical and operant Each has its advantages depending on the exercise.