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Josef’s stuffed animals

November 9, 2014

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Josef’s stuffed animals Another *logger asked people to send in photos of their childhood teddies or other stuffed animals. Well, if I had any teddies or stuff animals, I most certainly lost those years ago. But as an adult, I did start collecting stuffed animals and have quite a collection, bears and bunnies. But this […]

Teaching dogs manners in public

November 6, 2014

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“It takes a village” Recently, I suggested it takes ones neighbors, and those we encounter in public to help us raise and teach our dogs good manners. However, this is not an expectation, it means, can we solicit help using a cooperative effort, not intended to impose on anyone. Otherwise, if you’re training dogs in the real world, […]

Why Responsible Dog Owners Scoop Poop, It’s a Health Issue and MOAR!

October 17, 2014

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I came across this article Pick Up Your Dog’s Poo. It’s Important for Public Health! and it reminded me, this was covered here: Boarding, Kenneling, Dog Sitting Services: How does one choose the right service and what considerations should be evaluated? The following is an excerpt.   Why is disposing fecal matter so important? If fecal matter is not […]

Why Counseling Must Be Included During Any Dog Behavior Modification Process

October 16, 2014

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“Perils of Punishment: Psychologists do not know for sure why get-tough treatments are ineffective and potentially harmful, but the psychological literature holds several clues. First, researchers have long found that punishment-based strategies tend to be less effective than reward-based strategies for lasting behavioral change, in part because they teach people what not to do but […]

Limiting Learning Potential When Training Dogs

October 4, 2014

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  Here’s an interesting point taken from a presentation found (Yale University School of Medicine) on learning. “If instruction is heavily based on one style of learning over others, “mismatched” students may often feel uncomfortable while “matched” students may not develop critical skills aligned with other ways of learning.” This reminded me again of my experience […]

Anecdotal vs. scientific knowledge applied when dog training

September 7, 2014

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Additionally, I was reminded by Dr. Pilly’s training that discouraging using “no reward markers” was something I would never do. See my reasoning and interpretation of this here: Words! Good and Bad? Using No Reward Marker, It’s Your Choice!

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