Hey, what's up guys Oscar here with elevated canine together with documentary TV

We are gonna start a training series called fundamentals of dog training and I hope you guys enjoy

alright guys, so the first step in our dog training is

Making sure that we charge our markers with what I mean by that is letting the dog know when he's gonna get rewarded

So in this case, we're gonna use the word. Yes when we say the word. Yes

we are gonna produce a reward it could either be

kibble, you see here in my hand or it could be a tug have one back here and

So basically as soon as I say the word, yes, that's gonna produce the reward

Why is that important?

It is important because that is gonna let the dog know exactly what he did that is gonna get him paid

So, for example, I'm gonna I'm gonna break Benny from his place right now. So if I go, okay, and if I go Benny


Yes, he knows that he's gonna get rewarded he can come off of his place place

Yes, alright, so we're gonna start from the beginning place and

How we charge this marker?


So the first step is to make sure that you have a dog that is interested in you

so we want a dog that is very

Invested and wants to work for you so that you could teach the behaviors

if you go outside and you're trying to teach the dog to sit down come whatever you're trying to teach them and

Instead he's sniffing looking at other dogs or whatever he's doing it's gonna be very difficult

so we have to make sure that the dog is invested in us and he wants to work for us so in

At this point I'm gonna show you how we start that

So what you do is you're gonna grab your dog come out put a leash on your dog

just because

Okay, and I'm gonna remove this place out of the way

So if I have a dog say that sniffing like how he is right now

He's going around as soon as he focuses on me, and he looks at me. I'm gonna mark the yes, and I'm gonna pay him

Three pieces of the kibble and I'll stand still he's looking at me. Yes, I pay again, obviously

You know, we've done some training with this guy so he knows the program

But we will take out other dogs, or we can show you


So here he's invested in me. He wants to he wants to work


He's being very focused on me. And that's what you want from a dog

All right

So I'm gonna take out a puppy

Next so you guys to see the the process with the dog that has no training. I have done no training with his dog

We just got him in from Costa Rica and he's a German Shepherd puppy. So we'll bring him out and show you guys the process

Alright guys, so this is my young dog, I just got him in from Costa Rica his name is hustle and

We're gonna show you guys a little bit about that engagement thing that we talked about again

This is for dogs that are a little more food motivated or you know, some dogs are not treat motivated

So you got to find other ways that they are gonna find satisfaction in whatever you give them tug

Praise whatever it is in this case

We're using food just to show you guys the process, so I haven't done any sessions with him yet

He just got in a couple days ago

So he as you can see, he's already a very focused little pup, but you know

So I'm gonna show you guys and again, we're charging the marker as I go. So

I'm gonna charge the yes marker at the same time that I'm building engagement. All right. Yes

So he doesn't even know what yes means, but I'm gonna produce a reward

He looks at me yes

Then I produced a reward I can even make him chase it a little bit standstill

Yes, he looks at me I mark and I feed

Yes, you got to make sure that you capture the right moment as soon as you say he looks at you


In this one, I'm gonna give them three treats

So you kind of you could jackpot make sure that you give them more than one

Yes, and you'll see that there'll be a lot more attentive rather than you just giving one piece of food

You give three pieces of food. Yes, and then you'll see how the dog becomes a lot more engaged than you


so the reason why I put him on leash is

Just so if he was interested in a lot of other things I could stop him

I'm not gonna correct them and I'm gonna stop him


All right, yes

All right guys, so the reason why I'm using food to me

It's just the easiest thing to use when working because I can limit their food a little bit. Yes. I could feed them

Through training and create that bond that engagement. Yes

But you can see this little guy already picking it up, all right

Yes, nice buddy good boy

Yes, and then you just end your session done yeah boy good boy

That's a good

All right, guys

So just a little recap on this video that we shot

Is is how to create engagement and charge your yes marker at the same time again?

So the yes marker means you are gonna produce a reward so the dog looks at you you say the word


You reach into your pockets and you can give them one piece two piece three pieces of food

Or if your dog is in food motivated, what you do is you'll go. Yes, and you'll bring out the tug

Give your dog the tug and play play play play out

You can give him another bite or you could put it away

He stays focused on you. Yes, bring it out

and again

you are just

Making sure that your dog is invested in you he wants to work for you instead of being into all these other things

So I know it's gonna be questions. What if your dog isn't food motivated what if your dog isn't ugh motivated?

Well, you can create you can create that motivation

you could bring it up by either cutting their food a little bit and maybe

instead of feeding them in a bowl you feed them out of your hand create that engagement with you or

You could even you know, if your dog you want your dog to be a little more tug motivated

What you could do is you could attach it to a leash where he has to chase it play with them remember?

It's about the game

Not necessarily the tug

So how some dogs you know?

Like like to pull on the tug you got to see what your dog likes every dog is different

So if that's for you to find out and there are some videos out there of other trainers Ivan Balaban of Michael Ellis

Those are trainers that I look up to again

I hope you guys enjoyed this if you guys have any questions, feel free to email us

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I have I have a lot planned for you guys

Shaping how to teach your dog to go to the bed how to walk next to you

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