What’s a Reward for Your Dog? List of Reinforcers

I’ve been blogging about dog training, dog behaviour, dog agility and dogs in general, with a few diversions, for many years now …. far more years than I probably thought when I wrote my first ever blog post. Over the years the topic of reinforcement has featured in many of my posts. In 2009 I […]

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Protect Your Dog’s Confidence

You know, people think I’ve been really lucky with the dogs that I’ve owned, and the success each of those dogs has achieved, but the truth is I’ve worked really hard for a lot of years and over the course of time I’ve found that by creating systems for myself, it’s allowed me to consistently […]

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TOP Say Yes Training Reminders

A few weeks ago we shared my article on “How to Create a Motivating Toy” here on my blog to make it easily accessible. Today we have our top “Say Yes Training Reminders” for you. If you have been following my blog for some time many will be familiar. If you are new to our […]

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How to Create a Motivating Toy

Below is an article that I wrote many years ago… it’s one that you may be familiar with and may have even shared with your dog training buddies or students. But, it has never been on my blog! So here we have it, the article that has helped so many dogs who were not ‘into’ […]

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What If It Was Possible To Bloom?

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The easy path in life is to complain about the breaks someone else got that you didn’t, the challenges you are facing, the lack of resources, the lack of opportunities, but where does that get you? You end up in exactly the same place but have wasted hours of time sharing your story of how […]

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Vlog: Expectations vs Understanding in Dog Training

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To call this thing we do “dog training” is a huge disservice to dogs. We are not “training” we are “educating” and just like with children, education starts in kindergarten and ascends onward from there only with understanding. The number one reason dogs get into trouble has to do with our expectations as owners compared […]

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Vlog: Where Is Your Dog On The Circle Of Fun?

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This Vlog post is a particularly important one if you live with a dog. If you are struggling with a behaviour that you’d like to change, then you will want to know about your dog’s state, and how that state affects the behaviour you want to change. Even if you don’t have a challenge, it’s […]

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