It is important to understand the science of learning if you are to be effective in training
anyone. The three links below will help you understand how we all learn.
I suggest you start here then move on to the training link.
Click here to learn more about learning theory
Click here for video on classical conditioning
Click here for video on operant conditioning

Rx Pharmdog training does not incorporate
negative reinforcement methods to train assistance dogs.
    Rather than focusing on physical correction
    and rote memory techniques commonly used to train dogs,
operant conditioning & classical conditioning methods are used to
incorporate the dog’s mind and emotions
into the learning process.

    You, as a Mentor, coach your canine student to success. It is
    team work. The dog needs you to be a team player. That’s what
    makes the human/canine partnership work.