When you are training your ‘furry missile’ to become a fully-fledged ‘land shark’, then it’s important to heap loads of praise on your four legged friend when things go well.
In this example, police dog Mario was tasked to find and contain a ‘suspect’ who, in this case, was another handler/trainer.
As you will see from the video, PD Mario has absolutely no problem in finding and containing the ‘suspect’ until his handler also enters the room.
Of course, PD Mario was only too happy to oblige his handler as is seen by the tail-wagging and barking.
But then, above the commotion, the high-pitch praise of the handler can be heard as PD Mario is left in no doubt that he has indeed done a great job.
In reality, praise projected in such a high-pitch & vocal manner is important when training any four-legged friend, as it helps to reinforce the positive aspects of the training.
Still, it made us smile.
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