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Treats vs. Corrections

Training Tip #36
Treats vs. Corrections
From: Total E-Collar Conditioning with Mike Lardy

Training with treats and other positive reinforcers is very important for teaching obedience commands. However, corrections are usually necessary for making your dog's responses reliable as distractions increase. This is true for companion dogs as well as working retrievers. The corrections also prepare your dog for some of the future pressure that is inevitable for a working retriever.