Clicker Training Indi to go to his bed on cue.
Yesterday I posted a video of the first part, where we shaped the behaviour and repeated the final behaviour enough times to be strong enough.
In part 2, we started to add the cue “go to bed”, after Indi already knew what to do.
This is critical when teaching behaviours and also the point of failure for many.
Many will add the cue before the dog knows what to do in the specific circumstances and with that, problems in the training process arise.
Many dogs will not follow the request of humans, not because they choose not to, but because they do not understand what humans want in those specific circumstances.
Behaviour first, Cue after.
Dog Behaviourist Ricardo Ministro