I’m going to steal the term “COLLAR GIVES” from my colleague Sarah Stremming because I think it better describes the skill of teaching the dog to push their neck into your hand on cue. That’s what I’m searching for as the end result, a dog that flies into my outstretched hand, with speed and confidence.
Ready to work?
I like to ask these questions of my dog:
Will you eat food?
Can you hear your food reinforcement marker cues?
Can you execute simple behavior skills?
Can you do simple sequencing?