Determining the Hierarchy of Triggers and Currency

Your first piece of homework is to determine the hierarchy of your dog’s resources, triggers,  and their currency so that we can start to change this behaviour from the inside, out. 

Here is an example of a Hierarchy:

Intensity

Resource

Trigger

Currency

Notes

5 – Highest

“Found” chicken bones on walk

Me, my partner

Caryn’s Meatloaf

End goal – do not start here!

4 –

Dirty kleenex

The kids

Boiled chicken breast

Cell

3 –

Spot on couch when resting

Any human

Barbecued pork chop / steak

Cell

2 –

Favourite tennis ball

Other dogs

Old cheddar

Cell

1 – Lowest

Food bowl with kibble in it

The kids

Rollover food roll

Starting point!

Now it’s your turn!