Dogs or Dolphins, training concepts the same

I love this dolphin trick BBC video. It reminded me of Carolyn Scott’s canine freestyle philosophy.  Discover those desired behaviors unique to the animal that are naturally displayed (without prompting), and then draw attention to, mark, and reward the behaviors positively.

Some dogs naturally love to spin or prance. Others, may love being hands on, or paws on, that is. Our dogs are truly unique but it does take time to really watch and see what it is they like to do when it comes to movement. It is then your choice as to what behavior to reinforce and try to enhance.

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