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  • Using Cues and Reinforcement in Dog Training

    Using Cues and Reinforcement in Dog Training

    General Topics 11/28/2013 at 4:42 pm

    Following is an excerpt from the book Thoughtful Owners, Great Dogs by James Akenhead. Obedience training is usually thought of as mastering a series of commands that indicate what behavior we want the dog to do, combined with a release cue that tells the dog when he can stop doing […]

     
  • Aren’t There Just Good and Bad Dogs?

    Aren’t There Just Good and Bad Dogs?

    K9 Health 07/17/2013 at 2:52 pm

    Part 2 in a series Don’t you remember dogs that were perfect and didn’t have any training? They were just “good dogs.” Why are some dogs so good and others so “bad”? Won’t my puppy grow out of her hyper behavior? If I start training too early, won’t I break […]

     
  • Finding The Trainer You Need

    Finding The Trainer You Need

    K9 Health 07/10/2013 at 2:39 pm

    Part 1 in a series There is no single national or state agency for licensing or certifying dog trainers or behavior professionals. Various universities, specialty schools, and other organizations provide programs and certify graduates. In their training, veterinarians have different levels of training pertinent to behavior. Some veterinarians have only […]