Mythbusting Markers and Dealing With a Dogs Search Boredom

This conversation covers the topics of markers and boredom in detection dogs. Markers, also known as conditioned reinforcers, are signals that precede reward and can be used in various disciplines. The conversation debunks myths about markers and emphasizes the importance of consistency in using markers in trial settings. Boredom in detection dogs can manifest differently in high hunt drive dogs and dogs with intense primary rewards. To prevent boredom, it is important to change the context and introduce variables in training. The conversation concludes with a discussion about an upcoming puppy and hunt development.



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