Browsing Archives of Author »Joyce Kesling«

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!

Animal Behaviour and Welfare Course Completed

September 5, 2014

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Joyce Deborah Kesling has successfully completed Animal Behaviour and Welfare, a non-credit course offered by The University of Edinburgh. This student met or exceeded minimum passing requirements set by the course instructor, and in recognition of their accomplishment, was issued a Verified Certificate on September 4th 2014. About this Course Course Title: Animal Behaviour and […]

SPARCS Conference Topics 2014

August 22, 2014

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SPARCS Conference Topics 2014 Friday June 20th 2014 AGGRESSION: NOT A UNITARY BEHAVIOR – Ray Coppinger, PhD Measurable motor patterns fall into three categories: foraging behaviors, reproductive behaviors and hazard-avoidance behaviors. Within each category there are subsets of social behavior, labeled aggressive behaviors, where the animal defends food or its sources, seeks reproductive access, or defends itself […]

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