What is reward based training.
Reward based training is as it sounds, rewarding a dog during training when they have made a correct movement, for example a ‘sit’. To help the dog to know exactly the moment they have made a correct movement we use a clicker which makes a short ‘click’ sound, and then follow with a reward usually in the form of a food treat. The dog now has an association between ‘what’ he/she did and being rewarded for it, and what gets rewarded tends to get repeated. This type of training can not only help to train dogs that have little or no previous training, but can also help to change existing problem behaviours.