Think carefully

Think carefully

3 min read + video The power of a cue …. I recently posted this video to FaceBook which harks back to those early, discovery days of clicker training. We cannot presume a cue is a reinforcer unless we can shape a new behaviour using that cue as the marker. This...
Construction or suppression

Construction or suppression

7 min read + video Providing information is constructive. Withholding information is destructive. Both these statement can be right or wrong, depending on the intention of the information. Without any awareness, my mother contributed to increasing the global dog...
Dogs can only behave like dogs

Dogs can only behave like dogs

This article is a Chapter from Every Dog Every Day Book 9 min read We should not be trying to change dogs, but change the world in which they live. This is what dogs do … and they are very good at being dogs:   Be alert, and probably bark when something...
Just because it is better than it was

Just because it is better than it was

7 min read Just because it is better than it was, does that make it the best we can do? This is part of the “good enough” resolution or avoid-any-more-hard-work ethos. Is time so precious that we cannot invest in doing better? Much of the material we integrate into...
The Fade-in Protocol

The Fade-in Protocol

8 min read The origins of the protocol were first documented over 50 years ago, but it is not a well-known or frequently selected protocol. Susan Friedman explains the original experiment succinctly in her article Clearing the Path to Reinforcement with an Errorless...