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Episode 192: Barking, Broken Recalls, Wildlife, Dog Trainer Personality And More Questions Answered

By |January 27th, 2023|

This episode is brought to you by YOU! I’m answering questions submitted on the DogsThat socials on wide-ranging aspects of life with dogs – including how human personality types [...]

Episode 191: Get Your Dog To Calm Down With This Common Sense Protocol For Relaxation

By |January 25th, 2023|

Imagine having a way to trigger your dog to relax. Consider the benefits and applications in everyday life like vet visits, the groomers or travel. It’s not hypnosis. It’s a protocol involving [...]

Episode 190: Using Daily Quickies To Fast Track Your Dog Training And Grow Your Dog’s Skills

By |January 13th, 2023|

In August 2021, I released a special video about my dog, This!, titled “Normalizing Imperfection in Dog Training”, covering our challenges so that everyone with a dog knows that [...]

Episode 189: All The Things That Influence Your Dog’s Behavior And What Behavior Tells You

By |January 11th, 2023|

Recently I came across an envelope containing all my report cards from kindergarten through university. Reading over my teachers' comments was an enlightening study of behavior [...]

Episode 188: Why You Should Change Your Strategy Rather Than Your Criteria When Dog Training

By |January 4th, 2023|

As a professional dog trainer, I regularly see a lot of people working with their dogs. A common error people make when things don’t go well is changing criteria in the middle [...]

Episode 186: 2 Types Of Connection With Dogs: Dog Agility And Daily Life Case Studies

By |November 23rd, 2022|

Over the years I’ve asked my students to describe the connection with their dog in different environments. How is it different inside your house versus your front yard? What [...]

Episode 184: Proofing Vs Generalizing In Dog Training To Grow Skills And Confidence

By |November 11th, 2022|

When I first started dog training 30 or so years ago, I was studying the sport of dog obedience because I wanted to compete. We were taught to lure our dog to do what [...]

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

By |October 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

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 [...]

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