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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 [...]

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 [...]


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