<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd"> <html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml"> <head><meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-16le"> </head> <body bgcolor="#333399" link="#cccccc" text="#cccccc"></body> </html> <title>Dog Gone Smart</title> <style type="text/css">a:link { color: #CCC; text-decoration: none; } a:visited { text-decoration: none; color: #CCC; } a:hover { text-decoration: none; color: #FFF; } a:active { text-decoration: none; } body,td,th { color: #CCC; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; } a { font-size: 18px; font-weight: bold; } body { background-color: #333399; } </style> <div align="center"> <h2>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; DOG GONE SMART</h2> </div> <p></p> <p></p> <table align="center" border="1" cellpadding="7" cellspacing="7" width="1111"> <tbody> <tr> <td height="1179" valign="top" width="263"> <p align="center">FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS</p> <table border="1" width="266"> <tbody> <tr> <td width="256"><a href="index.html">HOME</a></td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="ethics.html">ETHICS</a></td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="training.html">TRAINING</a></td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="SAFETY.html">SAFETY</a></td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="positiveReinforcemeny.html">POSITIVE REINFORCEMENT</a></td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="FAQ.html">FAQ</a></td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="behavior.html">BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION</a></td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="policy.html">POLICIES &amp; PROCEDURE</a></td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="agreement.html">AGREEMENT</a></td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="GenForm.html">GENERAL FORM</a></td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="contact.html">CONTACT</a></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> <td valign="top" width="832"> <p align="center">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<br /> Frequently Asked Questions</p> <p align="center">&nbsp; Why train your dog?<br /> A dog that is obedience trained behaves&nbsp; much better than one that isn&#39;t.<br /> The difference between obedience training and solving problem is quite different.<br /> Obedience training is a teaching process that creates in&nbsp; the mind of the dogs<br /> mind a set of desired responses to specific commands that are given vocally and<br /> with hand gestures. This procedure make life more convenient for people and safer for the dog.</p> <p align="center"></p> <p align="center">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;What is problem behavior solving.</p> <p align="center">Solving dog behavior problems is very different from obedience training.<br /> Where obedience training teaches a dog specific commands,solving dog behavior<br /> problems is sharply focused on changing unwanted behavior that has developed over a period of time.<br /> What&nbsp; is the biggest misconception about dog obedience training?<br /> Many dog -owners are&nbsp; under the misconception that the dog trainer teaches only<br /> the dog .This is incorrect thinking. The role of a professional dog trainer is to teach<br /> the pet owner how to train his dog. A skilled trainer will provide clear explanation<br /> of each lesson to the owner. He will demonstrate the behavior(s)that the owner will<br /> be teaching his dog. A good trainer will also provide clear instructions on how<br /> to teach the behavior and assist with proper implementation of techniques.<br /> Lastly ,the trainer should encourage dialogue and be courteous to both canine and human clients alike.</p> <p align="center"></p> <p align="center">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; What is positive reinforcement?<br /> The phrase &ldquo;positive reinforcement&nbsp; is both an attitude and a&nbsp; method.<br /> Ope rant&nbsp; conditioning teaches the dog to work to achieve a reward by sitting<br /> without negative overtones.<br /> There are four distinct reasons why a dog does not respond well to a&nbsp; verbal<br /> command. He is either confused,distracted&nbsp; or feels he has no choice. If the<br /> dog is confused,the preferred method is to help him rather than correct him.<br /> Positive reinforcement teaches the dog not to be afraid of the new. Using positive<br /> reinforcement as a training tool produces very satisfactory results. The dog works<br /> as an active partner. When you use positive reinforcement to train your dog,you build an entirely different kind of relationship that is formed with traditional training</p> <p align="center">&nbsp;The positive reinforcement technique is based on foundations of cooperation and<br /> trust,rather than a coercion of fear and domination</p> <p align="center"></p> <p align="center">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Why is wrong with using negative reinforcement</p> <p align="center">Traditional command-based training is based on negative reinforcement. The<br /> underlying motif is that there is always an pleasant&nbsp; consequence attendant on the<br /> dog failing to do what the owner wants .<br /> Negative reinforcement generates escape. When we encounter a negative reinforcement<br /> we do whatever we can do to turn it off.<br /> In command-based training,the owner proofs the behaviour by putting the dog in<br /> a situation where he is likely to make a mistake and correcting him for that mistake.<br /> Loud commands by owners to their dog creates a poor impression of obedience<br /> training and should be avoided.</p> <p align="center">&nbsp;&nbsp; What is the&nbsp; &ldquo;scruff shake&rdquo;<br /> The &ldquo;scruff -shake and growl are not training methods. It derives from ethology not behaviour analysis.<br /> It is a moderate aversive ,to be employed only in cases of serious<br /> disobedience ,and then very briefly. It is easy to take this sort of thing too far.<br /> The &ldquo;Alpha roll which is rolling the dog on its back was advocated by the Monks<br /> of New Skete. Although this may seem like a good method of giving your dog a<br /> &ldquo;time-out&rdquo;,it is also a good way of getting a face full of canine teeth.</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p></p> <p></p> <p></p>