This way of training the stay incorporates many wonderful concepts into the training process: 1-By click as distractions happen you are using classical conditioning to change your dog's emotional response to being calm and relaxed around those distractions. Lowering a dogs stress levels when asked to stay, which in turn will make the behavior more reliable. The distractions become conditioned secondary reinforcers. 2- By teaching the release cue first, you are using 'back chaining' by working on the end of the behavior of the stay first. Back chaining creates strong behaviors. 3- You are using the Premack Principle: the higher probability behavior predicts a lower probability behavior. Staying predicts getting up and getting to do what the dog wanted to do. Meaning the behavior will be stronger. 4- By clicking the release as a behavior it becomes a secondary reinforcer. So every time you release your dog from a stay, you are actually rewarding him for staying. Visit our website: http://dogmantics.com/ Buy our new ebook: http://dogmantics.com/store/ Become a fan on facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Dogmantics-Dog-Training/75289166216 SUBSCRIBE TO THIS CHANNEL TO SHOW YOUR SUPPORT! We appreciate it: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=kikopup
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