3.4 How to improve learning

To make a dog learn more quickly, we need have good handling skills, as well as to understand the following principles:
  • Dog must be in positive emotional state
  • Learning environment must be conducive
  • Keep your dog hungry before training
  • Timing of reward must be precise
  • Value of rewards must be high enough to motivate dog to work
  • Schedule of rewards (continuous to variable schedule)