Teaching The Send Out II

Second Session Teaching The Send Out


B Anderson

5/27/20231 min read

Teaching The Send Out Using The Traffic Cone II

This is our second quick session doing sends outs. We gave the tip of the cone value by rewarding the dog for pointing it out. Then we work from there building focus on the cone and on movement. We use motion going in close to the cone and then fading back pulling the dog via motion and pushing them into the right position. This exercise is a perfect one to utilize Operant Conditioning for teaching it. There are no corrections involved in the teaching process when we use this behavioral principle to clarify for the dog. I will continue this process in another post soon.

-High Value Reward Food

-Verbal Marker

-No Leash

*Operant Conditioning: Operant conditioning involves learning through consequences. Dogs learn to associate their behavior with certain outcomes. When a behavior is followed by a reward or reinforcement, the dog is more likely to repeat that behavior. Conversely, if a behavior leads to an unpleasant consequence or punishment, the dog is less likely to repeat it.

See a complete scope of learning methods @ this post.