When your reinforcers don’t work….

When your reinforcers don’t work….

Walks with my dog are for HER enjoyment.  I love them, but my agenda stays at home.  So we “go for a bumble” (Helen Philips of Clicker Gun Dog Centre), just wandering around with no real goal in mind.  As long as she does not pull (or go somewhere unsafe)...
Cues or Commands?

Cues or Commands?

It may seem like semantics, but here are my brief thoughts on the topic.  Dog trainers are not perfect, and this is the story of Kelly Keeney, the frustrated dog owner.  I think it will illustrate clearly why semantics matter and how it can change your outlook on...
Dog’s Point of View DEMAND BARKING

Dog’s Point of View DEMAND BARKING

Typically, the behaviors we see our dog use most frequently are the ones that we have TAUGHT our dog, whether we did so consciously or unconsciously.  Once you realize what purpose the behavior serves in the dogs eyes, it  will become easier to make them stronger or...

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