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The Need for Safety in Learning

The Need for Safety in Learning

It is worth noting that in environments where basic needs cannot easily be met, it is easier to capture feral animals. An animal who is starving or dying of thirst or needs shelter will move into potentially unsafe situations in order to satisfy the basic need(s).

By contrast, in a ...

Handler Signals in Dog Training

Handler Signals in Dog Training

While much of dog training seems to be focused on the dog, smart trainers know that handlers can and do affect their dog’s behavior and learning. Masters of body language subtleties, dogs are finely attuned to us, aware of how we move, act, speak, breathe. Many training problems are rooted ...

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The Miracle Mutt

The Miracle Mutt

By Gail Radtke

...when [Lanie] was a year old, I applied to the St. John Ambulance Therapy Dog Program in Maple Ridge, BC. This is a Canada-wide program that involves certified handlers and dogs volunteering ...

Agility with a Difference

Agility with a Difference

By Morag Heirs

There are many successful deaf dogs taking part in fun agility, weekly training sessions and competing at all levels. In most cases, spectators would be hard pressed to tell the difference ...

Setting a Course to Confidence

Setting a Course to Confidence

By Diane Garrod

Can confidence be built in dogs? If so, how and what does a confident dog look like versus one that isn’t confident? Confidence building requires helping a dog to feel safe, to trust again, ...

Are ‘Free-Shaped’ Dogs Better Problem Solvers?

Are ‘Free-Shaped’ Dogs Better Problem Solvers?

By Carmen LeBlanc

Most professional dog trainers have heard about criticisms of lure-reward training in recent years. These criticisms have been made along with enthusiastic claims about the superiority of ...

Target Practice

Target Practice

By Lara Joseph

Training animals to target makes husbandry a lot less stressful and much safer. It is also a useful tool to have at your disposal in an emergency situation...There are so many instances where ...

Focus and a Visual Connection

Focus and a Visual Connection

By Morag Heirs

I became interested in obedience and rally after adopting my first deaf dog, Farah, a border collie. She was a bright dog who would have been an excellent working dog if only she could hear, ...

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