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New findings on shock collars: why the UK wants to ban them

In the dog world, few subjects are as controversial as the debate on shock collars (electronic or e-collars). Advocates for their use claim that such devices don’t hurt but mostly emit an unpleasant vibration. They’re often the last resort for dogs

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Posted in Dog behavior, Dog training, Misc, News, Technology, Training tools

Could we soon have a conversation with our dog?

As dog lovers it’s quite obvious that we communicate with our dogs. At the very least, they react to our body language and emotions in ways that indicate they understand our intentions and moods. How much and what we actually

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Posted in Dog behavior, Educational, News, Resource, science, Technology

Blah, blah, blah… Do dogs understand anything we say?

‘Do you want to go out for a walk?’ ‘Sit, sit, sit, I know you know how to do this, SIT, good boy, good doggy’. ‘Did you take my shoe? Rover, fess up! I know you did it!’ ‘Stop jumping

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Posted in Dog behavior, Dog training, Educational, News, Positive Animal Training, Resource, science, Technology

Dog psychology trumps intuition and myth

So you’ve just come back from work, walked through your front door, and immediately notice the smell; this awful, yet familiar smell that unequivocally informs you that a dirty deed has been committed. Buster has relieved himself on the new

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Posted in Dog behavior, Dog training, Educational, Positive Animal Training, Resource, Technology

What’s this blog about?

Smart Animal Training Systems was started by Wes Anderson, engineer and dog expert, to support the world of positive animal training through the use of smart technologies. Because I’m a scientist and behaviorist, Wes asked me to write for this

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Posted in Dog behavior, Educational, Positive Animal Training, Technology
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