“…I will mark ‘yes’ the second his bottom touches the ground and pay him for it with whatever motivator I am using.”
As behaviors become more complicated, using these markers assists in helping the dog to figure out exactly what the handler is asking as well as building duration of a behavior. Foundationally, we need these types of markers in order to help express exactly what we want out of the dog, encourage them for the effort they are putting forth, and engage them in their training. Markers are extremely powerful and a skill that should be implemented into every training program!
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