P is for:
positive – a math term meaning adding an element to the dog’s environment or experience. This is neither ‘good’ or ‘bad’.
precise – a clicker is a precise tool for communicating to your dog that you like the behavior just prior to the click.
preferred – test your dog to determine the toys and treats they prefer to aid your training and develop behavior that you prefer.
probable – increae the probability that your dog will repeat behaviors you like or aked for and decrease the probability that nuisance behaviors will continue. Use techniques like a variable scshedule of rewards to harness the power of randomness.
punishment – an undesirable outcome according to your dog. +P is adding something unpleasant. -P is removing something unpleasant.