Lesson 1, Topic 1
Step 3 Left Corners Copy
Step 3 – Left Corners
Our system is solidly based on the laws of Classical Conditioning. We change the dog’s behavior by changing his expectations.
What happens if we ask the dog to stop and sit after each left corner? The dog will anticipate it and start slowing down in the preparation of the stop. This helps the dog to slow down and not cut corners – 00:39 sec. You can also see Tobias use Opposition Reflex.
Once the dog is doing better, he will be reinforced while in motion – 01:38 sec.
Of course, the next step will be for the Helper to turn away and walk with his back to the dog. Please increase the drive slowly and not rush the process.