Dog Training Glossary

Whether you're a seasoned dog owner or a newcomer to the canine companionship, understanding the terminology used in dog training is essential. This dog training glossary aims to provide you with a comprehensive introduction to key dog terms and concepts associated with training your furry friend.

Dog Training and Behavior Terms

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Negative punishment (P-).
Negative punishment occurs when a certain reinforcing stimulus is removed after a specific undesired behavior is exhibited, resulting in the behavior happening less often in the future.

Negative reinforcement (R-).
'Negative reinforcement is the removal of an adverse stimulus which is ‘rewarding’ to the animal or person. Negative reinforcement strengthens behavior because it stops or removes an unpleasant experience.'

Neutral Stimulus.
A stimulus that does not evoke or elicit the behavior in question.

No Reward Marker (NRM).
A no reward marker is usually a cue or sound that informs your dog that whatever they just did has ended the possibility of reinforcement.

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