February 12, 2014
Using A Manners Minder to Train Dogs This demonstration was designed to only be a quick video so clients could see an alternative way to train “get on your mat”, in this case, it was get on your bed and stay, until released. Boudicca, my Jack Russell is already trained to do this behavior. I […]
January 31, 2014
The purpose of this brief article is to demonstrate the value of identifying “good trainers” and incorporating this knowledge into your practice. The following recommendations represent a consensus document compiled by the authors as one of the final projects in the Advanced Applied Clinical Behavioral Medicine course at the 2004 NAVC PGI. Many of the authors are now using these recommendations in their practices in ways that have increased their productivity and altered the way they now practice medicine.
January 30, 2014
Practicing fetch and retrieve with Christie. She was rewarded with food treat after every successful retrieve. This behavior has been taught using only positive reinforcement and marker training.
January 28, 2014
The Pet Professional Guild Proudly Invites You to Attend The First Annual International Celebration of Force-Free Training and Pet Care, read about this event here: Calling All Pet Lovers This following training session is my way of showing how we can positively train our dogs to do all kinds of behaviors using positive reinforcement and marker […]
December 13, 2013
Dog training guarantees, are they worth the exorbitant upfront money these trainers charge or do they function more like insurance policies? This article (here) is succinct but does not include a more insidious problem when dog trainers offer guarantees for training and behavior modification. When you think about the initial investment required by these dog […]