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Training ‘Do As I Do’: Fun and Efficient!

Group of dogs

Through interactions with the world, animals learn that certain actions lead to pleasant or unpleasant consequences. Most of our training theory revolves around our ability to manipulate the animals’ environment to reinforce certain behaviors rather than others. However, not all

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Posted in Dog behavior, Dog training, Positive Animal Training, science, Training tools

Enrichment – 8 easy ways to increase your dog’s quality of life

Bulldog with rope

When we compare the lives of wild animals to that of our pets, there is a striking difference in their activity levels. Dogs, cats, birds, hamsters and gerbils of all sorts, spend a large part of their days just lying

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Posted in Dog behavior, Dog/human relationship, Psychology, Resource, Technology, Training tools

Separation Anxiety in Dogs – A Consultant’s High Tech Toolkit

Puppy looking out the window

Dogs are social creatures and fit naturally into our human society because they are biologically driven to form bonds with others. They love being in our company and are always happy when we give them attention, play time, or a

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Posted in Dog behavior, Dog training, Dog/human relationship, Separation anxiety, Technology, Training tools

The challenges of the modern dog trainer – APDT 2013

Ken Ramirez - APDT 2013

Is there any other profession that requires such a diversity of talents as dog trainer ? We become a dog trainer because of our passion for dogs, but the reality can be very different than the expectations. As a dog

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Posted in Dog behavior, Dog training, Dog/human relationship, science, Technology, Training tools

Pet Tutor® at APDT – New technology boosting the trainer’s potential to help dogs

Pet Tutor™

After unveiling Pet Tutor® for the very first time at the APDT conference in Spokane, WA, I can’t help but look back to the almost 30 years that I have worked with dogs and think of how dog training has evolved.

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Posted in Dog training, Dog/human relationship, Positive Animal Training, science, Technology, Training tools

Pet Tutor® – Smart Technology for Positive Training

Wes Anderson & his dog TD

As seen at the APDT Conference 2013 in Spokane,WA  www.apdt.com From phone apps to tracking systems or food dispensers, over the past decade, technology has gradually made its way into the world of dog training. There was a time where most

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Posted in Bob Bailey, Dog training, Positive Animal Training, Technology, Training tools

Dogs learn best with treats. What about horses?

Dog & horse

Most dog trainers today understand the value of using treats. Dogs are more focused, learn faster, are more motivated and the results speak for themselves. If personal experience isn’t enough, a recent study even confirmed that dogs worked better for

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Posted in Dog training, Horse, Positive Animal Training, Training tools

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

shock collar

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
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