Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Rate of Reinforcement
When I will be taking my dog to class, I cut up the amount of treats I will need for a high rate of reinforcement. And then I put in at least half that amount more. My goal is to use all of it. And I can't cheat and give a bunch at once. Or spill it.
Some days it's gone well. On Sunday night, we used 1.5 cans of food and some additional treats. I used 1 can within 15 minutes! Great ROR! But then i got worried I would run out and I slowed down/was more selective. So...we'll have more spares next time.
Some days it seems like I don't use enough, and I evaluate afterwards what I could have done better or if it was adequate treat use.