Yearly Archives: 2013

Animal training, craft or applied science?

‘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

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

Bob Bailey : Don’t settle for ‘good enough’

Animals are always learning. The animals we know today are the fruit of millions of years of evolution and have been learning by consequence all this time. They continuously put things together, draw conclusions and figure out how to avoid

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

Animal Emotions – the driving force behind our dog’s behaviors

As an animal lover it’s hard to imagine that, despite Darwin’s claims in 1872, it’s only until very recently that most people considered humans as the only emotional species on the planet. We’re living in very exciting times, an actual

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Posted in Dog behavior, emotions, Psychology, science

Surviving our dog’s adolescence

When we bring a new puppy home, we expect to teach her the basics of potty training, bite inhibition and general good manners around the house. We hopefully make sure to socialize her, and do our best to get her

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Posted in Adolescence, Dog behavior, Dog/human relationship, Fear, Psychology, Roughhousing

Walking the dog has big impact!

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

August 26th – It’s National Dog Day!

We’ve shared our life with dogs for several thousands of years.  Dogs keep us company, make us laugh and comfort us when we’re having a bad day.  They help us feel safe in our homes, save our lives by finding

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Posted in Dog/human relationship, Misc, Shelter

Impulse control – the 6 keys to teaching dogs calm and polite behavior

We all know dogs that jump on people, push them out of their way to get through doors, rush their way in and out of the car or the crate and up and down the stairs. Dogs can be impatient

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Posted in Dog behavior, Dog training, Dog/human relationship, Positive Animal Training

Roughhousing with dogs, rules and consequences

How fun it is to roughhouse with a dog! They love it, are always willing and happy to oblige and both human and dog are up for a great time. Although men are generally more inclined to such playful activities,

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Posted in Dog/human relationship, Fun, Psychology, Roughhousing

Dogs learn best with treats. What about horses?

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
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