Limiting Learning Potential When Training Dogs

October 4, 2014


  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


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


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


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

July 19, 2014


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


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.


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