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Generalization in dogs and humans – the difference is in the brain

Smart dog

My dog sits perfectly during the training sessions, but looks at me with a blank stare when I ask her to sit when we’re in the park. Why is it that dogs can’t figure out that ‘sit’ in my house

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Posted in Dog behavior, Dog/human relationship, Educational, Psychology, science

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

The Matching Law, Key To Dog Behavior

Dog

What makes us chose between watching our favorite TV show and writing the paper due in a couple of weeks? Why do we opt to walk our dog instead of making that important phone call to a difficult client? Why

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

Animal training, craft or applied science?

dog training

‘Let me start by saying that you’re looking at one lucky SOB! Said Bob Bailey in front of a crowd of dog professionals eager to learn from one of the most accomplished animal trainers in the world. A mind always

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Posted in Bob Bailey, Dog behavior, Dog training, Positive Animal Training, Psychology, science, Technology

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

Walking the dog has big impact!

Jennifer Cattet walking dogs

As Dr. Oz says, let’s go out for a half hour walk every day. It helps with our blood circulation, muscle development and general well being. Walking also produces endorphins, which help us feel good and alleviate stress. But instead

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Posted in Dog behavior, Dog training, Psychology

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

Dogs in prison affect profound changes in their trainer

Jennifer Cattet, Angers conference March 2013

Trusting that incarcerated men and women in medium to high security prisons could care for and train dogs at the highest level certainly may not seem, at first, like a wise thing to do. In the past 10 years, however,

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

You can’t lie to your dog!

Liz Kaye Photography

Of all mammals, dogs have evolved into super human readers! Scientific studies reveal that they even exceed our closest relatives, the Chimpanzees, when it comes to understanding our communication signals. In other words, during the domestication process, dogs have developed

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

Man’s Best Friend

Boy and his dog

We have shared our lives with man’s best friend for as long as 100,000 years now and quite naturally have developed a sense of familiarity, of closeness and understanding of one another. Many have speculated that because our social lifestyles

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