1. positive reinforcement

positive reinforcement

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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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Canine manners

I would like to convince people that saying “no” or making other weird sounds that are supposedly serving as general inhibitors is futile. I don’t want Fifi to bark and jump…
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Rewarding versus Bribing

One of the most common arguments I hear from people who have heard of “positive” training but clearly have no understanding of it, is a definition that sounds somewhat like…
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The problem with the word “positive”

Whatever “well behaved” means to you, your dog will learn which behaviors are acceptable and which are not. After all, as much as we love them, as close as they…
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As featured in New York Magazine!!!!

 http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2014/07/elizabeth-weiss-dog-trainer-encounter.html DAILY INTELLIGENCERENCOUNTER July 29, 20148:00 a.m. Making House Calls With Elisabeth Weiss, New York’s Most Musical Dog Trainer By Jada Yuan Photo: Bobby Doherty/New York Magazine “Wow! Good girl!” Elisabeth Weiss…
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Summer update

This is “Gus”. He is about 5 months old now and has been living with his family for 7 or 8 weeks. I was told that he got very aroused…

Fixing and correcting are not synonymous

My old violin teacher who wasn’t exactly a positive person had a favorite saying: If you have a bad habit you cannot get rid of it by “doing it less”.…

Consistency

Inevitably when I talk to people about raising their puppies or work with them on behavior issues I talk about “follow through” and “consistency” and they think of me as…
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