How did we achieve this?
Using positive reinforcement is not only based in science, it is also a fast, effective and fun way of teaching your dog new behaviours.
Many behavioural problems can be solved by channelling your dog’s energy into something constructive. You can convert your dog’s energy and drive into productive behaviours. Is your dog constantly getting himself into trouble?…. “Jambo – Staffy Bull Terrier Trick Dog Champion” is very mischievous and has bundles of energy, but working with him to learn new tricks helps to use up some of this energy while, at the same time, creating new positive behaviours!
Jambo is one of the “infamous” Bully breeds. He’s also the first Staffordshire Bull Terrier to be a Trick Dog Champion! So maybe “famous” would be a more fitting description than “infamous”!
He achieved this title at just 16 months old and we did this using positive reinforcement training! I think you could say that Jambo is a typical “Bully” – he has a lot of energy! He was a very “nippy” puppy – we nicknamed him “crocodile” as he would come at you “snap, snap, snap”! He was also the ultimate thief and very destructive! How did we go from this to him being a Trick Dog Champion?
The answer is simple – We used rewards!
Why train with fear when you can train with rewards?