The Reward Mark is the foundation of all positive reinforcement dog training methods. In this chapter you will learn about classical conditioning and why its good to use. You will learn how to train the reward mark and use it to your advantage in your dogs training program.
Classical conditioning is the root of clicker/marker training, and teaching your dog a mark is the first thing you teach your dog. By teaching a reward mark first, you can be proactive during the learning phase and guide your puppy or dog into the behaviors or commands you want, giving you more opportunity to mark and reinforce their good behavior.