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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 Anna Bradley   I often ...
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 treats in training has gotten something of a bad ...

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Teaching Recall: A New Standard

Teaching Recall: A New Standard

A favorite expression amongst pet trainers is that we should aim to have a “constructional approach” to changing behavior. This means we should be working to build the most appropriate behaviors rather than focusing on a punitive approach ...

Everything Was Fine Until…

Everything Was Fine Until…

I’m reminded of a young dog who had been housebroken, but suddenly began to refuse to go out in the backyard and would urinate in the home as soon as she had a chance to do so unobserved. The veterinary exam ...

Setting the Right Criteria

Setting the Right Criteria

Why do trainers and dogs reach these impasses? When progress plateaus, trainers begin to consider more invasive measures. Dogs risk being sent to boot camps and being subjected to shock or prong collars because “treat training” didn’t work. ...

E-Fence Fallout

E-Fence Fallout

Labradoodle Charlee...started to respond fearfully when the telephone answering machine beeped. She became afraid to enter the room where it was located, even when there was no beeping sound. She traversed a roundabout route through the ...

Lessons from Exotics

Lessons from Exotics

As my experience working with this lemur pair shows, training the multiple varieties of species the exotic world encompasses helps us fine-tune our application and understanding of the Laws of Behavior: What does that behavior mean? When ...

From Shelter Dog to Service Dog

From Shelter Dog to Service Dog

Much of the debate surrounding service animals in public spaces has to do with how well-behaved the animal is and whether the animal is experiencing an undue level of stress. While many behaviors can be trained, some natural ability and ...

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