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Episode 196: Why Mastering Reinforcement Is The Linchpin To Reinforcement Based Dog Training

By |February 22nd, 2023|

There's a very good chance that you, like me, want to train your dog with reinforcement. It aligns with the kind of person you want to be both for your dog and for the world. [...]

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 [...]


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