Spot-Remover: Clean Up “Not Quite Right” Behavior
Have you ever trained something into a behavior accidentally, and then wished you could go back in time and undo it? Me, too. But we can't go back.
Whether it’s a squeak as the dog moves into heel position, a foot shuffle on a stand stay—or maybe you’ve trained your dog to nose-then-paw on a paw target? Sometimes “junk” behaviors get reinforced accidentally as part of a goal behavior; often, this is not realized until after the fact. Are those little quirks permanent? What can you do to get rid of them? In this Session, we’ll talk about how those unwanted behaviors creep into training sessions and we will discuss strategies and tips to remove them without losing that enthusiasm valued so highly in clicker-crazy dogs.