Heartbeat of Geek-land

Heartbeat of Geek-land

3 min read “Experts”. “Specialists”. Are we? It really doesn’t describe us, but “Geeks”, yeah, that’s more of a comfy fleece. “People who have a passion”. “People who talk about it even when they are not doing it, have a hunger to learn more and more …” Yep, I’m...
A world of lure

A world of lure

3 min read Luring is an integral part of our lives, marketing surrounds us at every turn. When a purposeful opportunity for reinforcement is presented, luring occurs. From delightful smells in the supermarket to bright colours on packaging. From menu descriptions that...
Duration or is it Breakfast in Bed?

Duration or is it Breakfast in Bed?

4 min read Teaching duration has become a muddy pool of very mixed creatures. This is partly due to our human understanding in how we use words that are the same but have entirely different meanings. We ask the dog to “Stay!”, meaning don’t move, but also “you stay...
Guidance is not dependence

Guidance is not dependence

4 min read We are all living to some degree on the experiences of those who went before us. This is particularly relevant in dog training as we become very aware of what was culturally accepted 40-50 years ago would now not even be considered. Many fields of learning...