Premack Principle – The Essence of Positive Reinforcement

Posted on May 15th, 2019 by FetchMasters in Positive Dog Training

Most of my readers know that FetchMasters specializes both in off-leash obedience and Positive Gun Dog Training. However, many of you probably are not aware of our private online group, Positive Gun Dog Training Pro.┬áIn that group, I’ve created some instructional videos for various dog training tasks.

Today, we started a new training series on developing reliable recall — that is, coming when called in difficult circumstances. To launch this latest series, I posted a podcast that discusses a positive training technique called the Premack Principle. While much of what we do in the PGDT-Pro group is heavily slanted towards hunting dogs, the Premack Principle has wide application to all positive dog trainers and dog owners. In fact, it could be a helpful tool in any dog trainer’s toolbox, regardless of their overall philosophy.

Because of that, I wanted to share this particular podcast publicly. Hope you enjoy.