Originally Posted by fawkese1
yeah, it doesn't seem like a negative situation to me, just that there is some processing time or something.clover wags his tail and gets excited when i pull out the clicker and the treat bag, but i am afraid i am anthropamorphizing how he is learning(i'm sure i spelled that wrong, if it is even a real word!) and maybe missing something. not too worried about it....more like curious....
Som' dogs need a certain amount of reps before they learn to readily repeat a behavior...for example Emma has to be rewarded for a behavior about ten times before she will offer it....I can reward Chili for a behavior ONCE and he will immediately repeat it.
He is either smarter...OR has a greater understanding of the game. I think the later.
They have to learn
how to learn...so alot of the really really big "ah has" are when the dog graduates in his understanding. Back to my Emma/Chili example...Chili was taught how to learn at a young age and Emma is playing catch up because she was taught things with corrections and is older...its harder to rewrite history then to start blank, but its very possible
the really big one is when they actually understand that their behavior makes the click happen....many dogs figure out quickly that if they do what you ask of them...that you will click....
a clicker savy dog will start to make up his own behaviors to presuade
you into clicking...
the moment where they realize they are allowed to make stuff up themselves, and that the stuff they make up will get a click.
basically som' of my dogs will simply offer behaviors they know...and others will offer stuff they know, and if that doesn't work...they get creative.
This is why I love doing free shaping...the by product is creativity.
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