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"JACKPOT!" - by Jean Marcellus, PCE Trainer/Daycare Supervisor PDF Print E-mail
Written by Brian Adam   
Saturday, 03 November 2012 07:45

The "JACKPOT" is a very useful tool in Dog Training!  Most of the time, the dog is asked to sit and when they do, you reward with a Treat.  When its' asked to “down”, you do the same etc.

Now, let’s make it even more fun for the dog (& for YOU as their trainer). Think of it as playing a slot machine. If just one token, paid you with only one token, how much fun would that be?  But if once in a while the machine releases ALOT of tokens all at once, you've HIT THE JACKPOT!  This becomes great motivation to keep going!

So as a trainer, it's a good idea to keep your dog guessing about the rewards: ie. become a slot machine.  The "JACKPOT" works well when your dog starts to get frustrated, or gives you something outstanding!  That's when a WHOLE HANDFUL of treats tells them they're doing a great job!  It's also good to use with dogs that have trouble with the “come” command.

May your dog always wonder when the "JACKPOT" is coming! smiley Jean

Last Updated on Saturday, 03 November 2012 07:58

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