Hi this is going to be a bit long winded, bare with me!
I have a 10wk Kelpie cross. She picks things up very quickly and is very eager to please. We have had her since Saturday and i have been doing two small 5 minute training sessions a day as well as play with her. I started with Sit and Come, which we learnt in the training (food or pat and verbal reward) then i use them throughout the day and in play to reinforce (no food just verbal/pat reward). She does both of these on command. We are now doing stay and back. The stay i am fine with and we have a routine that we go through if she doesn't stay. By the end of her first 5 minutes she was staying 5sec.
Now the Back command, i use at the moment only with her when she crosses the line to an area of the house she is not allowed. So to give a visual, i have a door that leads from the kitchen that enters the rumpus room. She in not allowed in the kitchen. She sits just inside the doorway of the rumpus/kitchen, if she crosses that line i give her the back command and she returns back over the line... no worries with that, the cat can be in the kitchen and she wont come through. However she does come through a body length now and then...
So my question...the times that she does come through the door i give her the back command, she goes back.. do i then praise that she has gone back, or do i only praise her when she has stayed back and each time i go through the rumpus and back into the kitchen (ect) and she has remained do i then praise her?