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Congratulations – TAKL Geeks

Congratulations – TAKL Geeks

I have spent the past few weeks reading through the material from four of our TAKL (Trainer Accredited by Kay Laurence) graduates. This material is presented in a pdf format averaging 300 pages, 50 videos as evidence splintered out through 37 competencies. Apart from...
Reasons to use a clicker

Reasons to use a clicker

The concept of “being a clicker trainer” is always going to lead to argument and misunderstanding because it cannot exist alongside the science and technology. It is a “fakery” of our time. No Clicker Trainers The clicker itself is a simple tool that when used in...
Learning in the virtual world

Learning in the virtual world

Has the way we learn changed? Technology is zooming ahead, changing the way we interact and influencing the way we learn. Or maybe not? I do not think we learn any differently but we certainly have easier access to what we want to learn in a format that is much, much...
Impressed with 2017

Impressed with 2017

Not a waste of money How often do we invest our time, effort and wealth into something that turned out to be a turd? Looking back over 2017 I have been impressed with my shopping choices. The exception is the usual fashion-rubbish that I still think would suit me but...
Approval or attention seeking?

Approval or attention seeking?

Jumping up is communication from your dog. If we listen carefully we can perhaps hear what they are trying to say. Jumping up is nearly always viewed, by both positive and negative trainers as A Major Sin. It certainly rates near the top of the list of most dog owners...