What a difference a word makes.

Discussion in 'Labrador Training' started by J.D, Nov 21, 2020 at 9:20 AM.

  1. J.D

    J.D Supporting Member Forum Supporter

    May 9, 2019
    Hampshire UK
    Toby at 3 seemed to have selective hearing. Fridge door opening? No problem.
    Recall using the word “come” was becoming a bit iffy.
    I decided to change it up and use “here” instead. Wow what a difference! He can now turn on a sixpence.
    Think it is more to do with the pitch of the word rather than the word itself.Hopefully not just a novelty.
  2. Michael A Brooks

    Michael A Brooks Registered Users

    May 26, 2018
    Blackmans Bay, Australia
    Did you return to continuous reinforcement when you taught the new cue? If so, I am betting.that the change in observed behaviour is as a result of the change in reinforcement. That or your being more welcoming when recall works. In instrumental conditioning the emphasis is on consequences, not the cue itself.

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