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...
The life of my Time

The life of my Time

3 min read Time is my ninth generation of collies. He lives for being a collie and all that collies have done for generations – work in partnership and assist in what their Person likes to do. This ranges from collecting sheep off the mountain to toddling round the...
Fast and high rate

Fast and high rate

I wonder if we are not using our language or descriptions clearly enough, and equally just assuming what “fast” means. One of the crept-in-when-we-weren’t-looking jargon to litter up the system is “high rate of reinforcement”. I no longer think the...