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Monthly Archives: September 2012
A New Resource, and our Rally Weekend
I have published a permanent page on my blog that collects all the posts and videos I have made that I have been told are useful for dog trainers to show their students. It can be accessed here: Video Examples … Continue reading
Posted in Cues, Discrimination, Dog training hints, Examples for Teachers, Human and dog misunderstandings Tagged competitive obedience, dog blew me off, dog gave me the paw, dog refuses to obey, dog training, learning from errors, learning from mistakes, missed cue, rally obedience, training errors, verbal cues 5 Comments
Letting the Treat Fit the Feat: Real World Application
One upon a time there was an adolescent dog in an open admission shelter who had one day left. And a woman who knew nothing about dog training, already had a smaller dog, and made an impulsive decision to go … Continue reading
Let the Treat Fit the Feat
I am taking Susan Friedman’s Living and Learning with Animals professional online course. Woo hoo! It is incredible. My brain is so happy with all the new stuff I am feeding it. And the sense of community created by how … Continue reading
Superstition Ain’t the Way
Definition of a Superstitious Behavior: Accidentally or unintentionally reinforced behavior where a behavior is reinforced but the reinforcement occurred by random chance instead of in accordance with a specific contingency. —From the Association of Animal Behavior Professionals glossary I wrote when … Continue reading
Lumping It: A Public Service Announcement
So maybe you are new to clicker training and you keep hearing people talking about lumping and how bad it is. Be a splitter, not a lumper, they say. You have a vague idea about it but maybe aren’t exactly … Continue reading
Posted in Dog training hints, Generalization, Human and dog misunderstandings, Operant conditioning Tagged dog blew me off, dog refuses to obey, dog trainer's responsibilities, dog training bloopers, learning from errors, learning from mistakes, Lumping, Sue Ailsby's Training Levels, training errors, Zani 17 Comments