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Desensitization Article

  Desensitization Article (PDF)   Desensitization: Be Diligent… Not Detrimental   TERMS TO KNOW Stimulus – any environmental event that affects, or is capable of affecting, behavior. Trigger – any stimulus that elicits, or is capable of eliciting, responses related to stress, anxiety, fear, or aggression. Feeling – an emotional state or reaction. Over Threshold […]

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6 Common Dog Training Errors

Part of learning to successfully train an animal involves honing our skills as part of the process. As many of you have heard me suggest, and as it says in this post, “to change our dogs’ behavior, we have to change our own.” Check out the full article by “Eileen and Dogs” HERE for tips on how […]

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An Open Letter to Owners Who Think Treats are Bribery

“Sleazy trainers know you wish to create this moral being and will prey on you, telling you that these things don’t actually hurt or scare him.  They’ll label fear “respect.”  They’ll tell you that treats corrupt.  If you want to believe it badly enough, your cowering dog won’t matter as much as his fictitious moral improvement […]

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Things Dog Trainers Hate to Hear

“The dominance theory has been disproven. It’s over. The world is not flat. It’s round. People – get on board.” A lot of truth in this article! Read on HERE…

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The Perfect Trainer!

It is no secret that I am a fan of Denise Fenzi, and this blog post of hers is definitely one of my favorites – so very true!!   Check it out HERE!

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Is avoiding correction:”withholding half of the information?”

“I often hear it said that avoiding correction is “withholding half of the information that dogs needs to succeed.”  The idea is that by telling the dog both when when they are right AND when they are wrong, that they can learn with more clarity, and therefore be happier dogs who understand exactly what we want from them. […]

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