Reader Question Answered Vol. 1, Lesson 2

Recently a reader asked for clarification about lesson 2 and how to build the time the dog spends on the odor source. In case anyone else has the same question here’s my reply, "In lesson 2 the main purpose it to encourage your dog to stick to the odor source or not to move away. To shape this behavior you can start with your dog not moving away for a few seconds and then build to five seconds. You want to reinforce staying with the odor if you go to reward and your dog moves away wait to reward over the odor until they are on the source again."

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