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Learning About Dogs
The core of our education. How health impacts learning. How lifestyle impacts well-being. How our beliefs, traditions and culture affects the lives of our dogs.
The delight of your new puppy is probably going to last a few weeks, maybe four if you are lucky. When 12 weeks old hits, and you will feel a slam, the Delight is going to demonstrate ungrateful, obnoxious traits.
Thoughts and ideas that keep me awake at night, followed by a sudden urge to share. Sometimes forthright, sometimes tongue-in-cheek, but worth the time to read.
Dog, puppy or person, we can’t not learn. The environment is “playing on us” all the time, when we are watching TV, FaceBooking, listening to a podcast, in a lesson, we cannot not learn. Are you aware of what learning is happening?
Really good stuff that can significantly change the way you approach your training and understanding of dogs.
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The more I see “sit, down, come, stay heel” as the essential basics the more I am moving further away from the general view of living with dogs.
Surprising Puppy. With obnoxious moments. After introducing the obnoxious puppy as a youngster I am knocked over by the Delightful Young Man he is turning into……
Impulse buying the wrong sofa can be rectified if you swallow the expense. Impulse buying a puppy …
Jumping up is nearly always viewed, by both positive and negative trainers as A Major Sin …
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The way the behaviour is carried out is the most important element and is the product of all the considerations.
The fakery of our times? The clicker is a simple tool that provides clarity and understanding in teaching.
It seems easy to teach and have practical application, but it is often not such a pleasant experience for all dogs.
The delivery of a treat is a highly valued process, eagerly sought by the dog and is so much more than “dump-and-swallow”.
It takes mentally energy to note what we are not doing well, recall what changes we need to make, find …
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Luring teaches trainers essential skills. We learn how to use suggestion and guidance to shape behaviours….
Can we teach an effective cease that behaviour? Absolutely. We can teach that positively, without harm ….
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Is the sit, or down, going to be a terminal behaviour, or a temporary position?Do we assume stay or add stay?