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Monthly Archives: May 2013
The Right Word: Reducing Errors in Verbal Cue Discrimination
I’m an auditory person. I grew up in a whole family of musicians. I love language and sound and music of all sorts. For the first half of my life I lived almost exclusively in the company of musicians, and … Continue reading
Est-ce que votre chien veut VRAIMENT être caressé ?
Pour mes visiteurs français. Est-ce que votre chien veut VRAIMENT être caressé ? (lien) En anglais Merci à Stéphanie Michenaud et Nathalie Perret du Cray de Balade Ton Chien pour leur aide. Note to all my international readers and viewers: … Continue reading
Retomar o significado: Generalização
Para os meus leitores e seguidores portugueses. Retomar o significado: Generalização (link) Em Inglês Obrigada Vitor Faibam e Claudia Estanislau pela ajuda na tradução para a versão portuguesa. Note to all my international readers and viewers: I will be happy to … Continue reading
The Humane Hierarchy, Part 2 of 2: Examples
This is the second of two posts on Susan Friedman’s Humane Hierarchy. Here is Humane Hierarchy Part 1 in case you missed it. In this part, I present examples of each of the methods listed in the Humane Hierarchy. My … Continue reading
The Humane Hierarchy, Part 1 of 2: Overview
I am a Humane Hierarchy trainer. That is the name of the roadmap I use to make ethical choices about the training methods I use. I’m going to describe the method in this post. (Humane Hierarchy Part 2, which is … Continue reading
But Every Dog is Different!
But every dog is different! This is another common argument against trainers who train without force. It usually goes like this: But every dog is different! You can’t just use a cookie cutter! But every dog is different! Why limit … Continue reading
But What if Your Dog Runs Out Into Traffic?
Anyone who spends any time on FaceBook reading the arguments between trainers who train mainly with positive reinforcement and those who don’t has seen this question. Just lately I have seen three different versions of it: But what if your … Continue reading