Importance of a Conditioned Reinforcer

A conditioned reinforcer is a very important tool for dog training. It enables you to form a verbal bridge between the correct behavior you are teaching and your unconditioned reinforcer. When you teach your dog to understand a conditioned reinforcer, you will be able to communicate with your dog much more clearly. This will increase the effectiveness of your training.

Remember, whether you are using food, a toy, a walk, petting or anything else, the unconditioned reinforcer must be something the dog considers rewarding. You can't use a tennis ball if the dog isn't crazy for tennis balls, and you can't use freeze-dried liver if the dog likes cheese better.

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