Cues should always be clear and consistent. However, cues do allow for some flexibility and can be transferred. Are two cues too similar, so similar that your dog confuses them (for example, “stretch” and “fetch”)? Do you need to deliver a cue from a distance? Do you want the versatility that is possible when your dog knows a variety of cues? In all of these instances, knowing how to transfer a cue accurately is important.
Watch as Karen Pryor Academy faculty member Laura Monaco Torelli demonstrates how to transfer a cue!