Circus training, at first glance, may seem like an exciting and fun game between the owner and his dog. This is how it should look from the outside. In fact, behind this are many hours of training and a great desire to show what a dog is capable of.
Unlike other training courses, such as OKD or ZKS, circus training is dominated by the taste-sensitive method. It is based on reinforcing the desired result with a treat and praise. If the dog was taught differently, for example, by jerks of the leash, then this is reflected in its work. A properly trained dog performs tricks on the first command of the trainer, constantly monitors him and waits for the next command, and Vice versa, the dog’s behavior during the performance gives out an inept training: it works sluggishly, is constantly distracted, the owner is forced to repeat the commands several times and, mostly, in a threatening tone. Continue reading