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Ask the Experts: How to Run a Dog Training Business Online

Ask the Experts: How to Run a Dog Training Business Online

This article provides guidance on how to move an in-person dog training business to an online dog training business     By Veronica Boutelle   Q: I’m at a turning point with my dog training business and just don’t ...
Teaching My Hound NOT To Hunt

Teaching My Hound NOT To Hunt

This article details how a dog obsessed with chasing squirrels learned, through repetition and reinforcement of an alternative behavior, to leave the squirrels alone     By Karen Baragona   Shhhh. Can you ...

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Car Woes: A Tale of Botched Socialization

Car Woes: A Tale of Botched Socialization

This article tells the tale of Huckleberry, a dog fearful of riding in the car, and the importance of moving at the dog’s pace when engaging in a DS/CC protocol     By Karen ...
Punishment in Animal Training

Punishment in Animal Training

This article examines the growing body of research indicating that reward-based training, and the subsequent absence of stress, anxiety, pain, force, and fear, may improve an animal’s ability to learn; and that aversive training ...
How Animals Learn

How Animals Learn

This article presents an overview of the types of learning, animal emotions vs. animal behaviors, applied behavior analysis, and choice and empowerment in animal training     By Susan Nilson ...
Advocating for Humane Techniques

Advocating for Humane Techniques

This article examines the scientific data on aversive dog training methods, and discusses:

  • Potential fallout such as habituation, learned helplessness, pain sensitivity, physical damage, emotional ...
How to Manage Dogs with a High Prey Drive

How to Manage Dogs with a High Prey Drive

This article examines what prey drive means, identifying motivations, and adapting the Predatory Motor Sequence to ensure dogs still get the opportunity to perform innate behaviors     By ...
Teaching Old Dogs New Tricks

Teaching Old Dogs New Tricks

This article discusses the importance of ongoing training, learning, and enrichment for dogs, from puppyhood through to old age, and provides suggestions for fun games and activities     By ...
The Benefits of Using Food Rewards

The Benefits of Using Food Rewards

This article addresses some of pet owners’ common concerns and criticisms surrounding the use of treats in dog training     By Diane Garrod   In some circles, using ...
Fear of Dogs: Expert Tips for Trainers

Fear of Dogs: Expert Tips for Trainers

This article discusses learning to understand how a fear of dogs develops, and presents some strategies that will gradually help reduce that fear     By Stefani M. Cohen ...

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