Do we want habits or active learning?
Probably both but there is a clear distinction between them which is dependent on the value of the reward, to the dog of course.
On this episode of podcast, Kay Laurence of Learning About Dogs and TAKL graduate and host Sue McGuire talk about the advantages and drawbacks of teaching behaviors to the habit level and when do you want active learning.
Season 3 of the "Learning about Dogs" podcast is about rewards and reward skill.
Article: Shaping by Rewards
Reward Skills Course
The more we explore and blend the theory, biology and application it is clear that this is not a simple process, it is complex and very sophisticated. With active minds open to learning we can continue to understand more, apply in an educated format and improve the combination of learning and dogs that we know and love and call training.