Lesson 1, Topic 1
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Step 4: Add a verbal cue

Step 4: Add a verbal cue

We are adding a verbal cue to the Parking Box. Previously, moving towards the box was a non-verbal cue.

We use Classical Conditioning. New cue – the word – followed by the old -cue -moving towards the box.

After a few repetitions, the dog will anticipate and get onto the box after hearing the verbal cue.

It is absolutely normal for the dog to regress. You can see that the puppy suddenly forgets how to stay on the box. No worries, go to the previous step.

You can slowly build the distance between the starting point and the location of the box.