Features December 2015 Issue

Fluency and Generalization in Dog Training

Can you spot the squirrel in the distance? Saber certainly can! As you identify especially challenging distractions for your dog, create a training plan to address them in ways that will foster success.

Fluency and Generalization in Dog Training

Two advanced dog training concepts that will turn your pup from unpredictable live-wire to obedient darling.

Fluency and generalization training methods prepare your dog to respond and behave correctly in ANY situation. In dog training, generalization means that your dog can apply a concept to many situations; he knows that “Sit!” means he should sit whether he’s home, on a loud, crowded sidewalk in the rain, or in a grassy park with squirrels chattering in the trees. Fluency means the dog performs the desired behavior correctly, smoothly, and without hesitation.

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