Can your dog do this?

It appears to me this dog’s owner is a young woman, perhaps still a teen-ager. Her name is Heather. Her dog’s name is Jesse. Not only has she done a wonderful job using positive reinforcement (operant conditioning) to teach Jesse, but her creativity shows off their skills. Snooping around a bit, seems like their work together is paying off.

The transition in dog training techniques has been something I’ve witnessed over the past too many decades. What a wonderful thing for canines that humans have realized there’s a better way to communicate lessons. Heck, with operant conditioning, even Lhasa Apsos can enjoy training…most of the time. But, then, there’s the catch. With operant conditioning you give control to the dog!

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