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Where the Heck is Do-Land, Anyway?

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about the common challenge many have with dogs jumping up on people, and suggested that the best thing that you can do with any struggle is to think about what you want your dog to “do”, and train that. We all have struggles with our dogs, and it […]

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How Do I Train My Dog NOT To Jump Up?

Initially, the title of this blog post was “how do I stop my dog jumping?” … then  I changed it to “how do I train my dog not to jump?” … then I added “up” to the end. The changes were made because for agility, we DO want our dogs to jump, and I write […]

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Identifying And Using Positive Triggers For Your Dog

Last week we looked at understanding triggers. There are all sorts of triggers for your dog, good and bad. This week we are looking at good triggers that can be used to benefit your life with your dog to build YOU into your dog’s rewards. Remember that your dog’s rewards are determined by your dog, […]

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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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Non Reward Markers: Reducing the Use

It seems everyone has a slightly different slant on their application of Non Reward Markers (NRMs) in training. Here is a little more on my approach. First of all, I never use them in training during a value building session (shaping). Actually, I rarely use them at all while teaching anything. I can think of […]

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Immediate vs Long Term Reinforcement

Defining moments of decision happen both in the dog and in us. Do you hit the snooze alarm in the morning or do you decide to get up, giving you a few extra moments to train your dog before you leave for work? Do you see your dog responding inappropriately, yet decide it is too […]

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Stress; Another Distraction or Something Greater?

Recently our recall e-class came up against where “Stress” fits into the list of distractions you need to work through. I have written several blog posts on stress over the 2 years I have been blogging, if you do a search on “stress” you will come up with quite few. This one will add …

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Questions, Concerns & Family

Thanks to all of you for your wonderful comments on the blog. Lots of great questions as well in anticipation of the new e course. I am going to cover a few here today. Many concerns from those of you that live alone and how are you going to do these restrained recalls without someone […]

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Can I Touch You Through My Computer Screen?

I thought the title of this post sounded a bit naughty but I figured, at the very least, it would get your attention. Today I have a great surprise for everyone. If you are a newsletter subscriber, and have read my latest newsletter, you will know that I am planning on launching an e-course, likely […]

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