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Manners Minder Get On Your Bed!

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 […]

Good trainers: How to identify one and why this is important to your practice of veterinary medicine

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.

Fetch and Retrieve

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.

Darwin Learning To Pick Up Toys

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 […]

Dog Training Guarantees, worth the money or not?

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 […]

Doberman Puppy Meets More Dogs!

December 8, 2012


  Doberman puppy meets more dogs, including resident dog Boudicca here To illustrate how to ideally introduce new dogs to resident and unknown dogs, this adolescent dog has been in my care since Tuesday December 4th and has not been introduced to any dogs. They have seen her in my care, they’ve scented her kennel.