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Parrot
Published by Lisa Longo
Of my more than 1000 Facebook friends, more than half have an interest in parrots. No wonder, therefore, that my […]
Talking with dog
Published by Lisa Longo
Si vous ne me comprenez pas, c’est normal. Je vous écris en français. Vous ne connaissez pas cette langue? Cela […]
1L3A0038
Published by Catja B. Pedersen
For me, off cue behaviors are the base of my entire training. Being good at those, makes it possible to […]
mug
Published by Karen Backhouse
  I heard a great story this evening from one of my puppy customers that demonstrated taking a golden opportunity […]
Dog
Published by Karen Backhouse
I receive calls asking about training classes from owners with dogs of all ages.  Some even call before they bring […]
Dog with toilet paper
Published by Karen Backhouse
Here is my formula for successful house training. If you have started to use a lead, then take the pup […]
Dog Course Image
Published by Eva and Emelie
Startbutton behaviors are relevant with both non-human and human learners. We were talking about this, and giving some examples, in […]
boy
Published by Sarah Owings
“Leave it,” as traditionally taught, where you hold out food, but deny access to that food until the animal gives up, always seemed contrary to the traits I want to see more of in my learners. These days I deliberately create training scenarios that teach the exact opposite lesson in fact: I don’t want quitting. I don’t want giving up. I want my dogs to learn that behaving works. Persistence works. Keep trying. Be brave. You got this. It will pay off for you.
dog
Published by Sarah Owings
When the everyday pet owner hears an instructor talk about “impulse control” in relation to her dog, when that dog eats forbidden food, gets too excited about other dogs, or rolls in goose poop, cultural fog makes it that much harder not to place the onus of correct behavior on something inside that animal; and from there, it is a slippery slope, I find, first to blaming, and then to punishing the animal for simply doing behaviors that have worked in the past.
dog car
Published by Agnieszka Janarek
Jedną z bardzo powszechnych tendencji jaką możemy zauważyć na noseworkowych ringach jest nadmierna ingerencja przewodnika w pracę psa. Tzn. overhandling. […]