Episode 182: The Game Within The Game: How To Multiply Your Dog’s Reinforcements

2022-10-12T21:24:32+00:00October 12th, 2022|

To the uninitiated, reinforcement based dog training looks as if you have to walk around with a boatload of cookies or else you are not going to get your dog to do what [...]

Episode 176: Why Your Dog’s Emotions Are A Critical Element Of Dog Training

2022-09-07T20:58:19+00:00September 7th, 2022|

Having coached thousands of people in dog training, I’ve observed that their dogs seem to fall into three categories. The dogs who seem to hate training sessions, the dogs [...]

Episode 175: Food Luring VS Shaping In Dog Training: How Science Changed How I Teach Dogs

2022-09-02T20:54:21+00:00September 2nd, 2022|

I use shaping rather than luring with food in my dog training. In the 80s, I was taught to food lure and correct, learned to do it well, and luring brought me a lot of success [...]

Episode 174: Dopamine In Dog Training: Anticipation, Rewards, And The Transfer Of Value

2022-08-31T23:14:05+00:00August 31st, 2022|

We’re geeking out the topic of dopamine in dog training and how it impacts a dog’s motivation. Dopamine is a type of neurotransmitter, and there’s a lot of research on [...]


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