Jan 26, 2009 - Posts about Manners minder written by sayyesdogs.

For example, we had written about a dog trainer had used a similar technique to In that article the trainer and her dog had moved to an apartment building. Her dog was barking in response to the strange sounds heard out in the hallway. Barking obviously could cause some problems living in an apartment building. using a Manners Minder (which evolved into the Premier Treat & Train Remote Reward Dog Trainer – and then became – see it on Amazon).

Treat & Train Remote Dog Training System (Formerly the Manners Minder)

This was an experiment. Our success with the dual reinforcement setup had a lot to do with the dogs’ history with me. Offering a powerful reinforcer for leaving a husbandry session could backfire if a dog didn’t have a strong reinforcement history for staying. I’m not necessarily recommending it. I wrote in another post about the . That risk is very clear in my game with the Manners Minder.

Manners Minder | Dog Trick Academy Forum

- The Manners Minder is one of the greatest dog training tools we have seen in a long time. If your dog is already clicker-savvy, if ,” he will probably do what Barnum did when I first placed it on the floor — run over, check it out, and start trying out behaviors! It was very funny. He pawed at it. He walked around it. He hovered over it. He tried pawing it from different sides. He nudged it with his nose. He nudged it from different sides and angles and with differing intensity. (Yes, he was playing, “101 Things to Do with a MannersMinder.”) He nudged it with such increasing vigor and frequency (an extinction burst), that he actually shoved it across the floor and into my wall. I was very impressed with the design of the machine — obviously made to withstand exactly this treatment — that it did not tip over and spill out a ginormous jackpot of treats!

Dog Training - Premier Manners Minder Remote Training System

Bye-Bye Manners Minder: Some trainers who use these devices solve this issue by not having it in the first place – they don’t remove the device. They keep it on the dog’s bed or other targeted area and simply modify the intermittent schedule of +R that it delivers. Okay, well, call me a purist, but I would like to teach Ally to offer a solid down/stay without an enormous cue sitting there like a new-age, belching, vending machine. Maybe I want my cake and to eat it too….but, like her brothers, I would like Ally to have the opportunity to watch training and get some of those demonstrated observational learning benefits that we recently learned about.

Training a Dog to Clean Up His Toys - using Manners Minder.