Posts Tagged ‘get on the mat’

How to Get Behavior: Shaping March 7, 2012 2 Comments

When it comes to positive reinforcement based clicker training, there are four major ways of getting behavior: shaping, luring, targeting and capturing. There are other ways, including physical modeling, but they have limited applications and are rarely by most positive reinforcement trainers. In this post, I’ll address shaping, and later this month, I’ll follow-up with […]

Training How-To: Get on the Mat June 11, 2011 1 Comment

            What is “Get on the Mat”? The dog learns to relax on a ‘mat’ – a specific towel, blanket, or dog bed. This mat can be moved to any location, like your kitchen, the vet’s office, or the car, and your dog will know to stay on it and relax.             Why does my […]