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...
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...
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...
How do you know what you don’t know?

How do you know what you don’t know?

4 min read The age of trusting the professionals is fading fast. I am not sure anymore what exactly is a professional and the difference between genuine, self-styled and fake ? With so much information freely available and shared when we open the gate to “looking for...
Which course, which conference?

Which course, which conference?

6 min read This is a regular question when mixing with the trainers and professionals of tomorrow. There are more folk wanting to move into the business and fullfil life goals to be able to work with dogs and their people. Unfortunately the “make money whilst I sleep”...