Yes, I forgot to include treats in that statement!!!! He does receive lots of treats but we also go back and forth with love , hugs and rotate with lots of treats, some of them high value treats if he has distractions around him or if he isn't quite as focused. 🐩Buck needed positivity AND treats. If Beignet worked for kibble that would be win/win. He is SO adorable.
Yes, it includes petting, playing, toys, treats, lots of praise and treats, sometimes higher value treats depending on how focused he is or if there are any distractions around him!What a cutie! And I love his name.
(Correct me if I'm wrong, but positive reinforcement can mean play, toys, food, or praise, right? Or all of the above! It's just adding in something that reinforces a desired behaviour.)
Beignet's "guarding" episodes are more about guarding territories, or areas of the house, especially when someone (my husband or almost anyone else) is walking by him, especially when they are carrying something. He tends to leap forward, barking, growling and snapping at thighs.I'd love to hear more about Beignet's guarding if you feel like sharing.
Peggy's had four guarding episodes that have crossed the line from "please maybe consider not taking this treasure" into "GRRRRRR MINE." And the last two made me worry it's escalating, perhaps due to her age (she's almost 11 months),
She is off-the-charts smart compared to every other dog I've trained, and I do think this makes her more challenging in some ways. We use primarily positive reinforcement techniques so I'd really love to hear more about your experience!