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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 […]

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!

More Dog Training Wizardry! No! Seven Minutes of a Beautiful View!

July 19, 2014

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This turned out AWESOME! Not just because my dog Boudicca is a star, but the view is AWESOME!!!

Six Minutes of Dog Training Wizardry!!

July 19, 2014

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This could not have been planned! But it turned out AWESOME! If only dog training was as easy as being a wizard and waving a magic wand! Nope, that's not really very realistic, we and our dogs have to live in reality and reality is, it takes a lot longer than a few weeks or months to raise happy well-adjusted and trained dogs. Come down off your cloud and get real, get the right help so that you too can have a dog like this. And without using punishments that leave marks visually and mentally on your dog/s.

Zoey Doing Water Retrieves, Goal Learn to Swim and Dock Diving

July 7, 2014

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  Zoey is 10 months old. She has been learning foundation behaviors, that include sit, down, stay, walking nicely on lead, and focus. Her training has included an emphasis on using not just food and treats, but play training. While she’s actively learning new things, swimming has became the most recent focus and possible goal would […]

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