Behavior - what is shaped by a consequence
Consequence - what you can control with the K-9 BSD Release reward = positive reinforcement = behavior increases Withhold reward = negative punishment = behavior decreases
Example: Alert behavior is being trained (barking). Device is set up so dog can not self reward, elevated or in cover with reward visible. Handler then encourages the dog to “get it” (or whatever cue will be used in future). Handler waits for the barking behavior regardless of what other behavior animal may offer. The moment he barks, the tug or prey item is ejected from device. Once the basic behavior is understood with the cue, you can then shape more detail such as duration of barking.
Pre Training Requirements
The device is most effective on dogs that behavior can be controlled with ball, tug etc. in a variety of different environments.
Familiarize your self with device before dog is introduced by testing both reward and signal ranges.
Condition dog to device by setting up some short distance away and eject his reward. Once dog is showing consistent drive for device training may begin.
It should be understood that the trainer controls
Reward Ejection Range
The range of the K9-BSD device is designed to eject popular reward items with enough distance and speed to engage prey drive in most working dogs. We don’t want too much range for a number of reasons:
Note: Repeatedly ejecting reward over top of dog will teach him to back off to area he expects to capture. When doing scent training and you want the alert behavior at the find, you need to go with less delivery. The same applies in Schutzhund bark and hold training. The dog will always take the quickest and shortest learned route to his reward. When ejecting away from the dog this is not an issue because the dog is using prey drive or building hunt drive.
Standard Training Device - BSD 1
Odor Detection - BSD 2Adjustable delivery - comes preset to eject the kong 12 inches. Adjustable to match the following:
Tips on Transmitter/Receiver Ranges
View customizing options if greater range is desired or if unit is to be used at long ranges or in heavy cover, such as search and rescue training.
US Patent - US 7,334,541 B2 - Animal Behavior Shaping Device
US Patent - US 8,104,458 - K9 Remote Reward Launcher
K9 BSD, LLC in Boaz, Kentucky, is the owner of all US Patent rights related to the device and the registered trademark K-9 BSD.
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