June 12, 2014
It’s not unusual for dog trainers to use a dog’s willingness to take treats, during training, as an indicator for lack of anxiety and/or fear. Given in the context of behavior modification, it’s often necessary to move reactive, fear and/or anxiety related dogs away from stimuli (targets) to reduce the reactivity cycle and facilitate the eating of treats. The premise is, when dogs actively take treats, during behavior modification, they are building new brain connections, using classical conditioning, that are more adaptive in those contexts, because dogs are learning (operant conditioning) to perform alternative behavior/s that are more desirable.
February 21, 2014
February 21, 2014 This is Zoey, meeting Cooper (Vizsla) for first time. She’s already met Darwin and Boudicca, my dogs.
March 7, 2013
This video is completely annotated so viewers understand the purpose for using the Jafco muzzle and not take away the wrong impression. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ztIl7PuPeco&feature=youtu.be Definition: Annotate to make or furnish critical or explanatory notes or comment
March 6, 2013
Christie and Cooper first meeting http://youtu.be/zz5OraX08N8, both dogs are adolescents, 9 months and 1 year.
March 1, 2013
I often read the same examples given, often only slightly varying the details, for dogs acting aggressively on lead. In most instances, fear is suggested as the cause of the dog’s reactive behavior. I’m reluctant to believe that fear is the cause for most of these dogs reaction. It often takes a while to get […]
December 26, 2012
Lilly socializing with Darwin continues here http://youtu.be/Aru7BmuUfpc
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