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For looking and listening :

Instagram: for moments with my camera, pictures of my dogs, translations and thoughts

Podcasts: for chatting with Sue Mcguire about the training of the day, great company for daily commutes. 

Choice of pages on FaceBook:

KayLaurence: For the personal viewpoints, travel, workshops events, and the “While I was listening to your Podcast” group.

The great Learning About Dogs Community, mostly enjoyed by folk who have been on courses and workshops, or dream about joining.

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New techniques

Ideas revisited

Changing bias

Questioning ethics

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Research

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Courses

Workshops

Discussion

Sharing

Learning

Articles

Clubs

Books

Community

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Articles

I could call them “blogs”, but  ….. ugly word.

Articles that may be frivoulous, may brighten your day.
Articles that shine a spotlight on a shadowy topic.
Articles that bring a new view, share a different idea and most likely to have you thinking through the day, week or month.

Some articles will be looking for discussion and a share of views. These I call “beyond the collar”, they may require some editing, updating, expansion or reduction before going public.

Self-teaching Courses Library

Once a virtual course has completed the lessons, selected videos made by us for the course and recommendations will be available to browse.

Each course will also have a forum for past participants to keep in touch and pass along their experience.

Teaching Books

I produced my first books in 2002 on the first wave of introducing clicker training. Still one of my best sellers Clicker Training Perfect Foundation with a DVD.

Altogether there have been 11 books – always focussed on teaching your how to improve your training, with some views on living with dogs in today’s age: Every Dog Every Day.

Gradually these books are morphing to the blended format that technology allowed us to dream about. Not just printed text with diagrams and pictures, but integrated activities and videos just a click away. This brings the learning alive where you can see it, read about it, try it out and choose when to move forward, or go backwards.
Teaching with Reinforcement – Reinforcers which is 10 “chapters” is already available.

Coming Soon:

Using Food Effectively: where food is so much more than a treat, but a whole process that comes alive and makes a full package both you and the dog can delight in. The difference between a pot noodle and dinner with favourite friends at the restaurant of your choice.

Learning Games will follow, with updates and additions to the printed versions, more games and videos.

Dances with Dogs is completely re-written 20 years after we first started the new sport of Heelwork to Music and Freestyle. This goes beyond training and includes music choices, choreography and learning to perform.

If books are not your chosen format you can enjoy sharing your learning experience on the courses.

Online Courses

I have been teaching in the virtual environment since 2006. A wonderful way to meet some many new and fascinating folk who share our training passions.
If you have doubts about whether effective training can be achieved “virtually” read more here.

There is a range of courses from 6 lessons to 24 lessons. You can participate at the level that suits you. All participants are equally able to post videos for feedback, engage in the classroom, catch-up when all the rest of the world is asleep. The choice is yours.

Presentations Archive

I don’t want to count the number of presentations I have made at varied conferences. But they are all precious, took a lot of work to produce and will be browseable.

Projects and Research Groups

Learning is like behaviour – it never stays the same.

We shall be hosting a range of ongoing projects that will look at new ideas, re-visit old ideas, explore new training techniques and question old techniques.

Bring interpretation to the published academic papers.

Projects often need folk to go away, train, learn, record date and give feedback.
Our objective is to thoroughly explore and innovate new ideas into main stream training.

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