We encourage you to shape your puppy’s positive behaviors as much as possible. In this chapter you will learn how to use positive reinforcement training methods, like crate training, marker training and good timing to shape your puppy’s interests and positive behaviors.
Shaping behavior is based on classical and operant conditioning. When you positively reinforce a series of successive behaviors over a short time, you can condition a response to high probability. Keeping this principle in the forethought of your mind while raising your new puppy will allow you to be proactive and guide them to success.