PetSafe Treat & Train Remote Reward Dog Trainer - MM-RR-SYS
The Treat & Train Remote Reward Dog Trainer is a remote-controlled reward food dispenser. Through positive reinforcement using treats, your dog will learn to behave appropriately in situations they find exciting, such as when someone is at the door. Included with your purchase is a 4-week step-by-step guide that walks you through training your dog. The guide has a 5-step 'game' approach that teaches your dog in an entertaining way. With consistent training, you should see results in as little as 30 days.
5 Step Games:
Game 1: Tone & Treat
The treat dispenser beeps before dispensing treats. Your dog will learn that the tone and treat is a reward for good behaviour. Once your dog knows this, you're ready for the next four rounds of games!
Game 2: Targeting
Targeting is completed with the expandable wand. This is useful for dog owners who want to train their dog to perform tricks, train in obedience, agility, service or military work.
In terms of training dogs to be calm in highly distracting situations, targeting is used in between 'Down-stay' and 'Down-stay with distraction' repetitions (Games 3 and 5) to get dogs off their rug and to add variety to the training. It’s also used in Game 4 (Place) where dogs are trained to run to a rug on cue.
Game 3: Down-Stay
The goal of the down-stay exercise is to train your dog to lie down for extended periods of time. In this exercise, your dog gets treats when lying down and the treats come so frequently that there’s little time for him to get distracted and get up. The first few times he may get up to get the treat before he realizes that he can get them while lying down. If he gets up, just tell him “Down” or lure him down again and reward him again once he’s lying down. Do make sure the Treat & Train is conveniently located so he can eat from it while lying down.
Game 4: Place
'Place' is a recommended exercise for dogs competing in agility. It is also handy for any situation where you want to send your dog to a location where he will sit or lie down and stay. For the case where you’re training your dog to lie down calmly in the face of high distractions such as visitors coming to the door, if you’d rather call your dog to his quiet location or lead him there, you can skip this stage of training.
Game 5: Down-Stay with Distractions
This chapter teaches how to systematically train your dog to ignore distractions while continuing to lie down. Because he’s getting treats for his good behavior he’ll simultaneously learn to associate the distractions with positive experiences. This is important because your dog may react to distractions because he’s fearful. As a result, we can address some of his fears by changing his emotional state to “happy.”
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