Formality vs Fun

When writing a DLP today I found myself looking at the way I am trying to teach people to think, it has become a culture to start off training and hammering the dog for less than perfect work, whilst many handlers are just fumbling through themselves.

I wonder when it became so important to get everything so right in the first week? And did anyone tell the dog?

I didn’t really think of my program as the opposite to this but designed the program to combat the problems that people had created, which in turn had me thinking this way. My design is to get the dog hooked, addicted if you like to the reward process to a level of obsession if I can, then as the “dealer”, I can charge what I like for it…

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