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Is hiking revelation ( 1914 trio with on great finance make the down we immediately say NO and turn our back. Trainers not consistency a command until they take their dogs through stimulus control. if your goal is to enter a dog sport you have to become a master of this concept. What's interesting is that dogs are smarter than we often give them credit for. They learn the concept of stimulus control after you have taken them through the process a few times. They recognize what you are doing and pick up on it quicker and quicker each time. old-school training stimulus control is done with a choke collar or prong collar. If the dog performs unwanted behavior it is corrected until it complies with the correct behavior. This is why they dogs stop offering behaviors they think their handler wants. It's why they are not good problem solvers and it's why they are reluctant participants the training process. The first and most obvious problem of adding a command before the dog knows the behavior is we run the risk of confusing our dog or turning the command into background noise. Our goal is to make the command part of the chain of events that leads to a reward. To accomplish this the training needs to be black and white. Adding a command before the dog understands a behavior is not black and white. When we initially give a command we follow it with the signal we used to get the dog to perform the behavior. That signal is looked at as help. training we help the dog with signals until we reach a point where we can stop using the signal and only use the command. When we name exercise we need to be prepared to do something to help the dog if it doesn't perform the behavior. You have your own tool box of possible options to consider when this happens: 6 If we know for sure that the dog knows the command, if he is being insubordinate we can put him back his dog crate or dog kennel for a time out. Dog crates are better for time outs. Do this enough times and the dog learns a time out means something. I didn't used to think this worked. I was wrong, it works. With dogs it becomes a motivator. It frustrates the dog and frustration builds drive. If you have a second dog, get that dog out and work it front of the crated dog. Use a little jealousy. The bottom line is when the dog doesn't perform a behavior you need to evaluate why this happened. There is no set rule of what to do every time. It always vary according the circumstance. Something that new trainers can think about when they split exercise is to name the component parts of the exercise. example of this can be seen the Heel exercise. One of the component parts of the heel command is to teach the behavior of the dog LOOKING up at your face. Once the dog has learned the look up at your face behavior you can name it with LOOK. Then when you link all the components of Heeling and the dog gets a little distracted and is not paying attention you simply say LOOK. This identifies exact behavior to a dog. If the dog doesn't comply you simply say Nope LOOK and start all over again. other words this allows you to pin point with a great deal of accuracy what is expected training. Up to this point we have not expected a dog to add duration of time to any exercises. This means we 't expect a dog to perform a sit-stay or down-stay. As far as we are concerned and as far as the dog is concerned the SIT exercise as as a dogs touches the or as as the dogs belly touches the the DOWN exercise we say YES and the exercise is over. The dog is released to come and get his reward. We 't think about adding duration to any exercise until a dog is consistently performing that exercises. When the time comes to extend exercise