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Monthly Archives: April 2013
Operant Learning Illustrated by Examples
Many thanks to Ruth Byrn, Marge Rogers, and Susan Friedman for their generous assistance with the movie. In the terminology of learning theory, positive does not always mean good. Actually it never means good. Likewise, negative does not mean bad. … Continue reading
7 Great Benefits of Flirt Pole Play for You and Your Dog
Clara’s and Zani’s Experiences If you have been following the blog, you may have seen that Clara is an absolute maniac for the flirt pole. It is right up there with playing ball in her list of favorite things. I … Continue reading
Posted in Enrichment, Fun, Play, Reinforcement, Toys and Play Tagged Chase It toy, Clara, CleanRun.com, flirtpole, tugging, Zani 19 Comments
Wordless Wednesday: Digging It with Mom
Something light and pleasant to watch during a sad week. Link to video for email subscribers. A couple more fun “digging” oriented videos. Rhodesian Ridgeback Gardeners: A classic. Sleet and Wren’s new Amazing double trick! (When you see what Wren’s reinforcement … Continue reading
Posted in Enrichment, Fun, Reinforcement Tagged Clara, digging 4 Comments
A Secret for Training Two Dogs
I think this is as close as I’ll ever come to a “how-to” blog. Here is my usual disclaimer: I am not a professional trainer and I have trained only my own dogs. But there is a secret to training … Continue reading
Posted in Clicker, Cues, Dog training hints, Multiple dogs, Reinforcement Tagged Clara, communication, dog training, go to mat, rate of reinforcement, Summer, Zani 10 Comments
Wordless Wednesday: Bopping the Wall
This is a video follow up to one of my more embarrassing posts: “Lumping It: A Public Service Announcement.” In that post I described, and showed in the video, how I repeatedly raised my criteria too quickly when trying to … Continue reading
There is Hope: One Trainer’s Journey from Liverwurst to Kibble
Recently on a dog training Yahoo group, a trainer wrote about needing to use hot dogs and lunch meat to train her dog. She was dismayed that her dog wouldn’t work for kibble. She asked the group if she was … Continue reading