Tagged Training

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[29 Jun 2011 | 7 Comments]
Who is a Positive Dog Trainer? Not Me!

I’m NOT a “Positive Reinforcement” Trainer (and neither are you).
I’m fed up with being called a ‘positive’ or a ‘positive only’ dog trainer. It is usually in the form of an insult as in, “Them positive dog trainers with their clickers and their treats don’t understand what it is like to train a really dominant dog”. It is often used by the proponents of the ‘dominance’ theory of dog training who like to alpha roll and lead jerk to supposedly ‘show the dog who is boss’.
The term is also used …

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[5 Oct 2010 | No Comments]
Launch of the Animal Behaviour and Training Council

For the past three years David has been working on behalf of the APBC with other interested parties towards the formation of the Animal Behaviour and Training Council (ABTC), which is being developed to regulate the education and training of those working in the animal behaviour modification sector.

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[25 Feb 2010 | 2 Comments]
Why won’t dominance die?

When a dog jumps up, it isn’t being “dominant”, just saying “hello” or asking for some attention. Through training, like Joshua is showing with Bonnie here, you can train a more acceptable alternative.

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[18 Feb 2010 | No Comments]
Dog Secrets – Out Now

There is no mystical “secret” to training dogs, as professed by some dog trainers. Dog training and owning can be perfected through simple yet effective methods that are well known to science. Illustrated by real life examples of how they have helped others, Dog Secrets explains how understanding these methods can make you a better dog trainer and have a more rewarding relationship with your dog.

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[9 Oct 2009 | No Comments]
How to control predatory chasing in dogs

My article on stopping dogs from chasing has always been one of my most popular, and the subject matter is one close to my own heart and experience, and I’m delighted to announce that I have published a book on the subject.

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[4 Oct 2009 | 105 Comments]
Why won’t my dog come back?

There is only one reason why anyone’s dog won’t come back when called. It’s because you’re boring…

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[4 Oct 2009 | One Comment]

Dogs learn the right way to behave by experience. What they are rewarded for, they do again. But you can’t tell them, “This sausage is for not jumping up at me when I came in just now”.

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[4 Oct 2009 | 7 Comments]

Dogs can get the impression that they are in control because they can take charge of many of the small things in the relationship, like when they eat, when they get petted, or when they want to play.

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[4 Oct 2009 | 287 Comments]
How do I stop my dog chasing?

In order to find the answer, we need to ask a different question. It’s not, “How do I stop my dog chasing…”, or even, “Why does my dog chase…?” but rather, “What does my dog get out of chasing?”

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[4 Oct 2009 | No Comments]

To understand how our dogs view their names, we must first understand why we use names and what they mean to us.