Should you use a command as praise for itself when training sheepdogs?
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Overview: Over the years I have come across a number of pet trainers, and also at least one quite well-known sheepdog trainer, who recommended using commands as praise.  For example, if we sit our dog down, then instead of just saying “good dog”, these trainers recommend saying “good sit down”.

In this free video, I answer the question of whether this will get better results (and why, or why not), or whether it is infact counter-productive.

Running time: 5 minutes

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