Learning Theory for a New Generation (A blog from 10 years ago that I still like…)
What I learned from Dr Dunbar at a weekend conference! I spent three days sitting in a conference room listening to Dr. Ian Dunbar talk about dogs, training and learning theory; and somewhere during day three I had an epiphany! You see, I have a…
Sit Part 3…Signal & Cue!
Now you have to decide which verbal cue or hand signal you will be using for “sit”. As with all of my training, I focus on hand signals first! Remember, DOGS DON’T SPEAK ENGLISH! I simply modified the luring movement of my hand with the…
Sit Part 2….How it’s done and using a clicker!
OK, at this point you know that a polite “sit” is the way your dog asks for something or says please. Now for the big question, how do we teach sit? Well, we know that “sit” is when a dog puts his/her rump on the…
Will I Always Have to Use Treats?
This is a common question that rarely gets a complete answer, and to give you the best answer, this post will be a little heavy in terms and psycho-babble…I’ll apologize up front, but I have a BA in Psych from KU (Rock Chalk!) So, training…
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- Thoughts on a Session I had this morning…
I worked with a dog this morning, a cute young (barely a year old) that was just as crazy as a “march hare” and was almost unable to pay attention outside. We were working on recall or come when called on a long line. The Read more →
- How Long Does Separation Anxiety Last with Dogs? A Top Dog Trainer in Kansas City Explains
How Long Does Separation Anxiety Last with Dogs? A Top Dog Trainer in Kansas City Explains – September marks the end of summer and the start of school, and a trusted dog trainer in Kansas City understands how difficult this transition can be for your Read more →
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