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Chasm opening up?

Chasm opening up?

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

Surprising Puppy

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……

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.

Chasm opening up?

Chasm opening up?

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.

Obnoxious Puppy

Obnoxious Puppy

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.

Kay’s Blog

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.

Can’t not learn

Can’t not learn

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?

Pea, Chick Pea

Pea, Chick Pea

Chick Pea is a lone survivor. July saw a pen of 12 happy birds of various backgrounds, September left just one.

Must Read

Really good stuff that can significantly change the way you approach your training and understanding of dogs.

Surprising Puppy

Surprising Puppy

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……

Unzipping Zip

Follow the experiences of Zip joining the Genabacab family.

Chasm opening up?

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

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……

Rewards Aloud

Rewards Aloud

Most dog sports have evolved from either competitions for purposely bred skills in dogs (such as sheepdog trials, shooting, hunting) or from military activities in the post-war 1950s.

A new puppy? Oh Joy

Impulse buying the wrong sofa can be rectified if you swallow the expense. Impulse buying a puppy …

Approval or attention ?

Jumping up is nearly always viewed, by both positive and negative trainers as A Major Sin …

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Construction or supression

The way the behaviour is carried out is the most important element and is the product of all the considerations.

Fast rate or high rate

Examine how the behaviour is carried out and measuring progress in quality, flow, and confidence, NOT speed …

Reasons to use a clicker

The fakery of our times? The clicker is a simple tool that provides clarity and understanding in teaching.

Nose target, no thanks

It seems easy to teach and have practical application, but it is often not such a pleasant experience for all dogs.

More than a reinforcer

The delivery of a treat is a highly valued process, eagerly sought by the dog and is so much more than “dump-and-swallow”.

Changing is growth

It takes mentally energy to note what we are not doing well, recall what changes we need to make, find …

She has a lot to say

You will love him again

The puppy that you adored, could do no wrong, is now a living horror story. We want to use positive reinforcement ….

A world of lure

Luring teaches trainers essential skills. We learn how to use suggestion and guidance to shape behaviours….

Stop doing that

Can we teach an effective cease that behaviour? Absolutely. We can teach that positively, without harm ….

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How do you know ?

What is the difference between professional, self promoted and well marketed …

Release or stay cue

Is the sit, or down, going to be a terminal behaviour, or a temporary position?Do we assume stay or add stay?

When time is right

Why is fast training considered better or ever a solution? Does fast training wall us off from asking deeper questions?

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