Choosing a Good Reinforcer. We can break up reinforcers into two categories Primary-Anything the dog finds intrisically valuable and is needed to survive. Food, water, shelter. Food for this course
We can break up reinforcers into two categories
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No Distractions- An environment where the dog doesn’t seem to pay attention to its’ surroundings
Low- An environment where your dog pays a little attention to its’ surroundings
Medium- An environment where your dog spends more time focusing on objects in the surrounding area but is still able to focus on you
High- An environment where your dog spends most or all of its’ time energetically focused on objects in the surrounding area and has a difficult time not reacting to them
Low-Your dog will work for it if there are little or no distractions.
Medium- Your dog will work for it in somewhat challenging situations but will still check out from time to time.
High-Your dog will readily work for these in pretty much any situation (as long as there is evidence of fearful or overtly aggressive behavior.