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

By |September 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

By |September 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

By |August 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 [...]

Episode 171: Dog Training With Layered Shaping: Why Classical Conditioning Must Come First

By |August 19th, 2022|

The way we dog train is different, and there are four elements that are vital to everything we do. It starts with confidence for people and their dogs and layers to grow [...]

Episode 168: Creating Confidence For Anxious, Stressed Or Reactive Dogs Part 1

By |August 5th, 2022|

If your dog is stressed, anxious or reactive, there’s so much you can do to replace that stress, anxiety and reactivity with confidence. Two things are super important to help our [...]

Episode 163: Unsolicited Dog Training Advice: How To Protect Your Confidence And Your Dog

By |July 6th, 2022|

If you’ve ever trained your dog in public or put a video on social media, chances are somebody has offered you unsolicited training advice. Likely it’s advice you don’t need [...]

Episode 162: Dogs Swimming: 5 Must Do Steps For Dogs Who Hate Or Love The Water

By |July 1st, 2022|

There are two types of dogs when it comes to water and going for a swim. Some dogs LOVE water and swimming, and others don’t want anything to do with it. How we teach swimming [...]

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