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NYC Dog Trainer Services & Dog Wellness | Puppy training tips

Puppy Training: Are You Asking Too Much, Too Soon?

Conventional advice given will say: don’t reinforce the dog’s behavior when he is “misbehaving”. This may apply to certain situations, for example: don’t pat your dog while he is clawing…
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Dog Training: Understanding Reinforcement

My dog is stubborn! He doesn’t listen! Wait….really? Maybe the “stubborn” behavior is the result of your own behavior. Maybe you have inadvertently sent out messages that reinforce the dog…
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The Benefits of Positive Reinforcement

Imagine how you would feel if all you were told was: “This is wrong! Try again!” If you do not give any additional information what are the chances of the…
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The Ping Pong of Asking for New Behaviors

When teaching a new skill, we usually teach it through successive approximations. It’s like going from a rough sketch to a detailed painting. I have talked previously about comparing behaviors…