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On Target with the Pet Tutor

By Deborah Jones, Ph.D. There are plenty of fun and useful applications for the Pet Tutor.  One of my favorites to teach is targeting. A target is an object that your animal moves towards and touches with a body part.

Posted in Dog behavior, Dog training, Dog/human relationship, Fun, Misc, Positive Animal Training, Technology, Training tools

Shiny New Objects!

Shiny New Objects! Several weeks ago I was lucky enough to be able to attend Clicker Expo in Arlington, Virginia.  I love the opportunity to spend time connecting with colleagues and students, learning interesting new things, and of course, buying

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Posted in Dog behavior, Dog training, Dog/human relationship, Educational, Misc, Positive Animal Training, Technology, Training tools

Cooperative Care and the Pet Tutor

Cooperative Care and the Pet Tutor By Deborah Jones, Ph.D. One of my hobbies is working on cooperative care with my dogs.  What is cooperative care? It is any sort of physical handling that is necessary in order to maintain

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Posted in Dog behavior, Dog training, Fear, Misc, Positive Animal Training, Technology, Training tools

Step AWAY from the Feeder!

Step AWAY from the Feeder! By Deborah Jones, Ph.D. When you are first introducing your dog to the Pet Tutor you have an opportunity to instill the idea that maintaining a physical distance from the Feeder is a good thing.

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Dog Door Manners in 3 Easy Steps

Doggie Doo it’s a new year and people are making resolutions.  For quite a few years I’ve been fairly anti-resolution.  Why? Because they don’t work! And in the process, they can actually make things worse because you end up feeling

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The Easy Way to Keep Dogs Active and Engaged

If you’ve ever taught your dog to do anything – from a basic “sit” to running an agility course – you’ve probably noticed how much they enjoy it. Is it because of the tasty reward they earn? Well, partly. After

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Breaking News: Dogs Say “No Thanks” To Rest and Relaxation

Modern family life can be a bit harried so it may come as a surprise that many of our dogs are actually bored stiff. Luckily, helping dogs find enough to do has never been easier.   If the advertisements that we’re

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Goals for Successful Dog Training

Set Your Goals for Successful Dog Training Does your dog have some behaviors that you’d like to improve on? Would you like to increase your own skills as a trainer to help your dog’s long term behavior? With both New

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Helping Your Dog Cope

Helping Your Dog Cope with Holiday Space Invaders The holidays present unique challenges for families with dogs. Whether you are hosting guests or visiting relatives over the holiday season, there are always issues and stresses that can affect your family

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Stress-Free Travel with Your Dog!

10 Tips for Stress-Free Travel with Your Dog! by Colleen Demling  Before You Go Do a Dry Run– You may want your dog to join you on your next vacation but your dog might not feel the same. Stay a

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