Treibball: Restrained Release Target Part 2 Levi (fading cookie)
I love shaping as much as the next trainer — but I occasionally come across a dog who does better with luring and prompting (including my own young dog, Levi). So I combined a few concepts I've seen elsewhere and used what I'm calling "Restrained Release" to teach him a targeting behavior.
Cat & Dog Introductions - Slow and Steady Does It - Cold Nose College
Oh how fortunate we were decades ago when introducing new dogs to existing cats and new cats to existing dogs in the home. No need to tell you all the things we did wrong. Let me just say I’m very thankful Lady Luck intervened so that in the end everyone was happy and able to... [Read More]
Work to Eat / Enrichment / Toys
Treat Bags / Training Rewards
Learning Theory / Training Tips / Training Methods
The Four Quadrants of Operant Conditioning
My ClickerExpo experience: boogiebt.wordpress.com/2011/01/24/notes-from-clickerexpo-... *UPDATE: Negative Reinforcement isn't necessarily BAD. Some trainers say that it should be "removing" bad stuff, as opposed to "delaying" bad stuff, in which case it can be a good thing for the dog (example: BAT, where "distance from the trigger" is the functional reward) In this illustration, I used the definitions offered in the Clicker Training 101 seminar (Cecelie Koste) that I attended. I may change…
Shaping / Tricks / Sports
Fetch /Retrieve and Give/ Drop
Attention Seeking and Leave It
Mat Work / Stay
Recall / Come / Here
Greetings / Jumping
Food / Toxins
Moving with Dogs: Everything You Need to Know - Whole Dog Journal
Moving to a new house regardless of whether it's down the street or across the country is stressful for anyone, but for dogs it can be especially confusing and upsetting. I just moved my three dogs (ages 16 years to 21 months, 10 pounds to 100 pounds) from New York City to Portland, Oregon. The move has been a bit hectic, but my biggest priority has been creating stability and consistency for my dogs.
Canine Cognition / Ethology / Neuroanatomy
Shelters / Rescues / Adoption
Housetraining / Coprophagia
Spay and Neuter
Therapy / ESA / Service
Blind / Deaf Dogs
Partying or panicking? How to be a separation anxiety sleuth - Julie Naismith | SubThreshold Separation Anxiety Training
Some dogs hate being alone so much they tip over into full-blown anxiety. They’re not just unhappy that you’ve left them. They’re in a panic. But how do you know which it is? Are they disappointed you left them, or are they freaking out? It’s not as easy to tell as you might think. But there are some telltale signs.
Download the Chapter on Dominance vs Unruly Behavior
Dominance ChapterThanks for visiting Dr. Sophia Yin's animal behavior website. To learn the myths and facts about dominance in dogs as well as how wolf behavior relates to our understanding of dogs, download Chapter 2 of Low Stress Handling and Restraint of Dogs & Cats by clicking the link below.
Trigger Stacking and Understanding Its Role in Training - Rescued By Training
Did you ever just have a really bad day, where everything seemed to go wrong? Your alarm didn’t go off, you were rushing around to get ready for work, you spilled your coffee, your toast got burned, you forgot to grab your lunch, your shoe lace broke, you couldn’t find your keys, you hit …
Fear in Dogs: Bad Experiences - Rescued By Training
This is the third installment in my Fear in Dogs series discussing the various ways dogs can acquire fear. This week, I’m talking about the most commonly known (and assumed) way dogs get fear, through bad experiences. When I have a fear and aggression consult, an overwhelming number of people will tell me they …