They are all fun. They all lead to excellent results, sometimes with dogs that otherwise wouldn’t be able to cope at all in the real world. BUT
and it’s a BIG BUT
they are time consuming, detail driven, and need tweaking for each participant.
If I was teaching you how to use a shock collar I could simply say hit the buzzer but learning when and in what way to use play as a reward (personal, food and toy) or simply release expectations is a juggling act. The motley collection of critters I get to
play with train, illustrates that well I think.
Take your time. Expect it to take time. Celebrate the time it takes. Patience is truly a virtue in education – of all species!
I am glad I get to play with so many species (including humans) as it keeps my teaching skills sharp.
(this blog was titled before I found the music for the video – prescient or what?)