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As mentioned above positive reinforcement is teaching an animal by reinforcing behaviors that they do. In dog training we set the behavior up to occur and then reinforce that behavior by immediately giving the dog something that they want such as food.


Vicki Ronchette is the founder of Show Dog Prep School and a Certified Professional Dog Trainer. Vicki has been working with dogs professionally for over 30 years as a professional dog trainer and behavior consultant, groomer and veterinary assistant. She is the author of Positive Training for Show Dogs, From Shy to Showy and Ready? Set. SHOW! Vicki presents workshops and seminars all over the country on how training show dogs.