Guest: Claire Apple

Claire Apple has been training different kinds of dogs in herding and draftwork since she was 8 years old. For the last 20 years she has been helping people sculpt their dog’s natural behaviors into useful work.

In this episode we discuss:

  • What reinforcers are in play in herding behavior.
  • Marking and rewarding the dog for the human’s behavior.
  • Training skills out of context.
  • The heretical use of food during herding.
  • Switching reinforcement.
  • Behaviors you can train at home to prepare for your herding lesson (when you don’t have sheep of your own).

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