Being A Responsible Dog Owner Means Teaching Your Dog Manners!

April 28, 2016

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Dog ownership comes with responsibility, in some instances a lot! It’s no different from deciding to have children. Good parents do not rely on society to take care of and raise their children. The same can be said about dogs. We also have similar ways of teaching and raising successful dogs and children. We begin […]

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More than 1M households re-home cats, dogs annually

March 24, 2016

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More than 1M households re-home cats, dogs annually ​By Katie Burns Posted Jan. 13, 2016 More than 1 million U.S. households re-home their cats or dogs annually, according to a study from the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. “Goodbye to a Good Friend: An Exploration of the Re-Homing of Cats and […]

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REVIEW NO REWARD MARKERS VS ERRORLESS LEARNING

March 5, 2016

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REVIEW NO REWARD MARKERS VS ERRORLESS LEARNING I reviewed three articles/blog posts written on “No Reward Markers” found at the following links. Please keep in mind; this review was several years ago (2012), and links often change and/or become lost: No Reward Markers Jul/Aug 2010 http://www.lauraromanik.com/id114.html NRMs No Reward Markers by Melissa Alexander on 07/01/2003 […]

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GRATUITOUS CUING

February 13, 2016

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Originally posted on Mrs Behaviour:
I do say no to things that I think are completely gratuitous. Amber Valletta (American Actress and Model). ? In the past couple of weeks I have noticed a lot of chatter online about something I call gratuitous cuing. As the name implies this is asking a dog to do…

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Do you believe in dog?: 51 Shades of Grey: Misuse, Misunderstanding and Misinformation of the Concepts of “Dominance” and “Punishment”

November 8, 2015

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“Any student in experimental psychology has done at least one cognitive computer task where the computer gives feedback for accurate (sound A) or inaccurate (sound B) responses. This is typically done so the subject can update its knowledge of the task and change its response pattern to increase performance. Is it not fascinating that the […]

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IS IT DOG DOMINANCE? OR IS IT BULLY TYPE BEHAVIOR?

November 4, 2015

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Thinking about raising new puppies/adolescents reminds me that some “experts” still use “dominant dog” strategies in multi-dog households when conflict occurs. Even though i accept that some dogs are capable leaders, able to use status benevolently. If a dog feels the need to exit doors (ahead of everyone else), possess/control (POV) desirable resting locations, guard/control […]

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