Treats for life?

Treats for life?

2 min read Yep, you will be giving treats for the rest of your dog’s life. The question is often raised by someone new to using food reinforcement when living with dogs or training them for lifeskills or any other program. This is the same as a child who may ask – “do...
Stop doing that ….

Stop doing that ….

8 min read Can we teach “stop doing that”? For all of us rearing young dogs, there are times we need to be able to say “you cannot be doing that”. Yep, me too. Either we see there is trouble ahead if you carry on doing that, or that it is unacceptable behaviour when...
One day you will love him again

One day you will love him again

4 min read Can we reinforce an absence of a behaviour? The world of living with dogs, much like the world that surrounds it, is often swept along with the urgency to stop something that is an irritant or frustration. Very often this need is immediate, and the...
Nose Target. No thanks

Nose Target. No thanks

4 min read Did I teach this 20 years ago? Oh yes. Do I teach it now? Nope. Advancing our skills, knowledge and understanding is about learning more, adding depth and changing what we do and what we teach. Advanced training is rarely about increase complexity but...
Clean Training

Clean Training

Since the dawn of clicker training in the 1990s, training has become much more accessible and less of a specialised, or mysterious activity. This has been largely due to learning from video, the wider understanding of the technology of training and instantly appealing...