I've stated it several times, latency is a must requirement for recall. Anyone who believes latency can be decreased to the necessity of recall with secondary reinforcers is being foolish.Could I feed him less? Sure, but why when I can give him a full meal and just praise him.
You SEE Hunter get fat because your practice of using food in training is poor. Overfeeding is poor practice.I SEE Hunter get fat, so I don't overfeed. I SEE him respond to praise, so I use it.
It's true the Earth is not flat, and you believe the Earth is round. That's ok, except the Earth isn't round...it's more pear-shaped. Socrates is pretty old, people still tout the Earth is round, and your construct is likely older than both.Socrates was called blind in the face of difference, so if blind puts me in the same category as some of the most cherished minds, I'll take it.
I'm not pushing anything on you. I don't care how you train your dog, but guess what? You're not the only one reading my responses. Someone who wants to learn how to properly use primary reinforcers needs accurate information. If you make a comment that does not describe the principles of proper training, I'm likely to comment on what the best practice is not.1. I never said that the treat method was wrong and readily agreed that it worked. So I don't understand why your trying so hard to push it on me.
Again, your methods are not my concern.2. We obviously have different methods, different ways of finding out these methods, and it's safe to say that we are both stubborn enough that we aren't going to change.