Recently, we’ve been discussing the case of hypothetical client Sally and her very jumpy adolescent male dog, Harland. If you’re just joining us on the Dogster Guide to Behavior & Training and want to get “up to speed” on the topic at hand, make sure you take a moment to read:
Solving Behavior Problems Like a Dog Trainer Part I
Solving Behavior Problems Like a Dog Trainer Part II
Today, we’ll discuss how Sally can set up an exercise to both reinforce the greeting behaviors she desires (she has indicated that “four on the floor” – standing, sit, and down are all acceptable) and remove reinforcement (attention, interaction, etc.) for undesirable behaviors (jumping).