Shaping Behavior

Posted by Sheena Neil on Friday, November 16, 2012
Free shaping is beneficial for a number of reasons: 
  • Builds your dogs confidence
  • Strengthens the human-canine bond 
  • Helps burn energy
  • Encourages your dog to think for him/herself
  • Builds problem solving skills
Free shaping can be done using a clicker, treats/dog food and a variety of objects.
Your objective going into a training session should be simply to reward your dog for thinking on their own.
Sessions are best kept short (5-10 minutes), and you do not need to give any commands or cues (unless to 'reset' your dog or if you intend to put a specific behavior on cue).

Keystone Training uses positive reinforcement methods to help dog owners teach their dogs basic commands, manners, and tricks.

Tags: free shaping  clicker training  dog tricks 

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Sheena Neil Owner/Trainer Keystone Training