Month: September 2022

Observations on Control Commands – Out

In this episode, Jerry Bradshaw discusses:

  • How to get fluency in your outing with reward, not punishment.
  • Beginning with the end in mind in your training.
  • Training with e-collars and your dog.
  • Command chains, variable reward, and understanding Pavlovian conditioning. 


Key Takeaways:

  • You will not get fluency in your outing until you understand that repetition in out training with rewarding the dog for outing is what is going to get that fluency.
  • There are complications when importing an out command from an object, such as a toy, to fighting a man.
  • Not every e-collar is the same, and not every e-collar is correct for every dog.
  • You want the dog to think there is an obedience command after the release. The dog will be in a hurry to get into that obedience command because that is where the reward will happen. 


“One word cannot mean two different actions to a dog. He cannot always read the context in your intentions, so you must give him a command that is going to be meaningful to him.” — Jerry Bradshaw


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