New Study Shows Dogs Trained with Rewards Only are More Optimistic Click Here for Original Post By Zazie Todd, PhD When dogs are trained with methods such as leash jerks, yelling, and shock collars, they have worse welfare than dogs trained solely with food rewards, according to new research....
SCAREDY DOGS AND STRANGERS – PART 2 Click for Original Post Welcome back! Today, we’re going to plow ahead with our discussion about how to help fearful or aggressive dogs feel more comfortable with visitors. If you missed my previous post on this topic, you should probably go back and...
Positive Reinforcement is More Effective at Training Dogs than an Electronic Collar, Study Shows By Zazie Todd, PhD Link to original post We’ve known for a while that training dogs with aversive methods, including electronic collars, has risks for animal welfare. Positive reinforcement training is effective and does not have those risks. New research...
WHY “SIT” HAPPENS: CUES VS. CONSEQUENCES Click Here for Original Post By Dr. Jen Summerfield Today’s topic is one that you might not have ever given much thought to, but it has more impact on your training than you might think! What makes behavior happen? Or to put it...
Advances in animal behavior has helped veterinarians provide less stressful care to many patients, both large and small. The ability to correctly read the body language of stress before it reaches aggression, and then respond to this by changing the exam room, treatment and hospitalization areas has helped keep...
Dog Training Methods Affect Attachment to the Owner Originally posted on Companion Animal Psychology Dogs trained with aversive methods are less likely to show a ‘secure base’ effect, study shows. Image Credit: Well Pet Coach When people use aversive methods to train dogs, it is associated with risks to the...
Many clients have called me in to address their dog’s bolting behavior. Bolting refers to a dog’s tendency to run through an open door and off into the wild blue yonder, often then refusing to come when called. I’ve written before on how to improve a dog’s response to...
Teach your dog to relax on cue! https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/decoding-your-pet/201709/back-school-your-pet-let-s-all-just-relax
How to Train Dogs to Use Pet Stairs and Ramps This infographic was created by topdogtips.com
Upcoming Book Publication: Train your Dog Now! From Simon and Schuster publishing company: The forthcoming book Train Your Dog Now! Your Instant Training Handbook, from Basic Commands to Behavior Fixes by Jennifer L. Summerfield, DVM CPDT-KA (March 6, 2018), presents an effective, new way to train a dog, with bite-sized instructions to help owners teach...
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