Some of the most informative and educational conversations I've had has come on the backend of a long training day with buddies. This was one of those discussions with my friends Randall Lykens and Tim Andrews. After running dogs all day we sat down for a hangout episode that covered A LOT of ground.

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Is there such thing as too much unstructured play time?

Drive management

Keep it wild & launch the bird!

Proprioception & odor thresholds

The scent wall drill

Rate of reinforcement

Isolate the behavior and control the outcome

The importance of markers

Should correction markers ever be variable?

A reward can be anything the dog cares about

PLAY with your dog!

Discussed in episode:

Ep. 246 Training as if Your Life Depended on it!

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Randall Lykens | Liberty Canine | @liberty_canine_llc

Tim Andrews | DIY | @lilikoi_da_griff


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