Fallout is Not Good for You…or Your Pet (Part Two)
It is far better to inform pet people in advance before the damage is done.
Fallout is Not Good for You…or Your Pet (Part One)
Recently, trainers who use aversive methods and equipment began sugarcoating what they do, calling it “balanced” training.
Shock-Free Snake Safety for Dogs
Here are the general steps to teach your dog to safely move away from a venomous snake and alert you that a snake is nearby.
How To Prepare Your Pet for Smoother Vet Visits
If you are worried then your pet will sense this apprehension, so do what you can to manage your own emotions; deep breaths, meditation, exercise or a calming tea before your appointment can help.
Fear Is an Emotion, Not a Behavior
Certainly, dogs will learn to avoid things that have frightened or harmed them in the past... But fear itself is not a learned behavior that the animal can choose to “perform” or not—it is a neurobiological and involuntary response.
Dog Training Tip: Build Trust by Creating a Reinforcement History
When we start looking for opportunities to reward our dogs, we also start understanding them! We become more observant and mindful of our dogs, their environment and their responses to it.
What is a “Positive” Dog Trainer?
In psychology, and in the concept of operant conditioning in particular, the term “positive” has a specific meaning.
Is Walking the Dog a Dreaded Chore?
Always carry treats with you on your walks, the more high value the better...
Teaching a Fearful Dog Trust and Skills – In That Order
Maizey had a history of overexcitement with squirrels and had fearful-reactive responses to other dogs and trucks passing by, and she pulled on the leash, zigzagging back and forth. This made it stressful for her family to walk in their neighborhood.
How Many Dogs Should I Adopt at the Same Time?
Keep in mind, bonded pairs do need some behavioral work, helping them learn to be able to cope without one another in cases such as vet stays...
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