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consequences for nuisance behaviors

One of the first things I taught my puppy Zeldi is to settle on the floor during food preparations, human and canine. She knows that very well. as soon as…
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“Greed” in the context of dog training

When talking about greed in the context of teaching dogs I think of the following:    The lack of generosity in rewarding behaviors you want to promote  Asking for too…
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Thinking from the dog’s point of view

The general advice for extinguishing unwanted behaviors is to “ignore” those behaviors. I think that simply saying “ignore the behavior” is not exactly the right way to put it. If…
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Rewarding Dogs Without Food

Recently I learned more about the Premack principle in a webinar given by Kathy Sdao who is an admirable animal trainer. I was interested in learning more about how I…
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Teaching Duration Skills for Dogs

  The way dogs learn to understand our verbal utterances is by associating a physical behavior with a specific sound combination the human emits. For example dogs can learn quickly that when their butt hits…
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Small victories make me happy

A couple of years ago I read a blogpost by the very thoughtful British dog trainer Kay Laurence. http://www.learningaboutdogs.com/ She had a new puppy at the time and she was…
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