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Manners Minder Remote Reward Training
Are you frustrated with your dog's unruly behavior — excessive barking, jumping
and making a mad dash when visitors come to your door? Now you can get your dog
to behave appropriately — not with punishment but with positive reinforcement;
by rewarding alternate good behaviors.
It's easy and fun, with
the fabulous Manners Minder, a remote-controlled kibble dispensing system.
[Shown here, is Golden Sunny using the minder to get her food. When she
touches the red target, Mom clicks the remote, which makes the machine
beep and then turn to release a nugget of food.]
This innovative device, when combined with a clinically proven training
protocol and short, fun training games, will have your dog behaving beautifully
in just a few weeks. He'll lie down calmly in a chosen spot when guests
come to your door and in other situations where there are lots of distractions.
Much more than a fancy treat dispenser, with this system you
will be able to . . .
Reward your dog’s good behavior
instantly by remote control!
Reward your dog even while you are
out of sight.
Automatically feed a treat every few
minutes while you are gone,
the ultimate tool to help teach dogs to
be alone or crate trained!
Teach your dog basic obedience.
Teach your dog how to be calm when
Teach your dog to use the crate.
Teach your dog to be still for
Your own behavior is key. Every interaction you have with your dog is a
training session. With each head pat, cluck of disapproval or offer of a
treat, your dog is learning something. Whether he is learning something you want
is another matter! If you want a well-behaved dog, you will need to modify your
own behavior in order to modify his. To do this, you need to understand how dogs
think and learn. It has something to do with food! Communication gap. It sometimes seems like your dog knows English but "blah, blah, blah" is often
all that "Ginger" understands. And while it's true that dogs can be expert at
reading your body language, they're no more adept at reading your mind than
anyone else. This owner-dog communication gap is easily bridged if we understand
that dogs repeat behaviors that are reinforced. The Manners Minder system is
built on the proven premise that in order to change behavior, we need to
identify what is reinforcing the bad behavior and to remove that reinforcement;
and instead we need to positively reinforce (or reward) an alternate good
behavior. The main reward is food! Reward instantly.
Two keys to success in training are clarity and timing. It must be clear — to
the dog — exactly which of his behaviors triggered the reward. And clarity comes
from timing, the speed with which the treat follows the desired behavior before
any subsequent behavior muddies the waters; and before any extraneous movements
or sounds confuse your visual or verbal cues.
The secret is the wireless remote control. It
sounds an audible tone that signals to the dog that a treat has been dispensed
into the tray for him to eat. With this push-button remote, there's no
fumbling for a treat from your pocket; no reaching toward the dog; no need to
approach or distract the dog; and essentially no delay at all between your dog
doing exactly the desired behavior and the dispensing of the reward. This
minimizes any confusion by your actions, and it works great. Scientific approach is fun. The
Manners Minder Professional Dog Training System
was created by Sophia Yin, Doctor of Veterinary
Medicine, applied animal behaviorist, lecturer at UC Davis and the award-winning
pet columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle. Dr. Yin's current research focuses on barking as vocal
communication in dogs; and on the use of positive reinforcement and
remote-controlled treat dispensing for enrichment purposes and to address
nuisance barking and other undesirable behaviors in dogs.
The included training manual and DVD have all you need to be successful using
Manners Minder, with five "games" that can be played at convenient, low-stress
times (such as during TV commercials) to progressively teach your dog to be very
well behaved: (1) Tone Means a Treat Is Coming; (2) Target with the Nose; (3)
Lie Down and Stay; (4) Run to a Rug and Lie Down on Cue; and (5) Lie Down and
Stay with Distractions. At that point, you're ready to practice with visitors
coming to the door. Anyone can do this! It's easy, fun and amazingly effective
in a surprisingly short period of time; each "game" takes about five days to
complete. The principles that Dr. Yin teaches apply to all kinds of animals for
getting all kinds of desired behaviors; she even demonstrates her
achievements with chickens! How it works. Manners Minder holds and dispenses your dog's kibble,
replacing his old bowl and becoming part of Dr. Yin's
program to make food a real treat and fun reward for good behavior. Kibble
can be dispensed by remote control (which sounds an audible tone) or
automatically in programmed intervals (e.g., later in the program when your
dog's desired behavior is to stay quietly in one place). You'll learn to use
Manners Minder's "tone and treat" techniques along with visual cues and verbal
cues so your dog will clearly understand the good behavior you want.
Target wand, remote, and kibble dispensing system.
treats by wireless remote.
Includes a hand-held target wand for your
Make food a treat and a fun reward for good behavior!
Use Treat & Train with
five short, fun training games.
He’ll lie down calmly
when guests come to your door.