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PPG Summit 2020 Sessions: Enrichment in the Shelter – Using Science to Guide Us to the Most Efficacious Practices
BARKS presents session details from PPG's 2020 Summit and Workshops in Phoenix, Arizona *Early bird discount available if you register before January 31, 2020! Session Details: Presenter: Dr. Lisa Gunter Session Title: Enrichment in the Shelter - Using Science to Guide Us to the Most ...
3 Reasons a Little Dog Might Not Lie Down on Cue
By Eileen Anderson When I first started training dogs, things that didn’t work were a mystery to me. Why couldn’t I reward Summer with chasing squirrels like everybody said I could? Why couldn’t I find that slot in the layout of her teeth where the experienced trainers said she should hold ...
Coercion in Pet Dog Training Leads Dogs To a “Life of Quiet Desperation”
by Niki Tudge Scientifically we all acknowledge that negative and positive reinforcement in the scientific sense can develop and strengthen behaviors. The question is, at what cost? I make this statement very loosely as one must consider the ...
How To Transfer Stimulus Control in Dog Training
Henry Ford Did It, You Should Too
Operant Learning Illustrated by Examples
A great blog by Eileen Andeson
Treat Training Trinity – Why positive reinforcement did not work for my dog.
Defining, Determining and Maintaining Best Practices within Our Force Free Organization.
Defining, Determining and Maintaining Best Practices within Our Force Free Organization. Written by Debra Milikan, Dip.ABST, Dip.DTBC, PABC. The question of how one defines determines and maintains best practice is one that troubles ...