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...
Release cue or stay cue

Release cue or stay cue

3 min read Is “staying” is something you ADD to a behaviour, or ASSUME in a behaviour?   !!  Confusion alert  !! Continue reading when you have time without disruptions. If this confuses us then it certainly makes it harder for the dogs. We owe them...
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...