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Prioritizing Behavior and Training
Nancy Kelly

Prioritizing Behavior and Training:

A Path to Pet Well-Being Behavior and training are priorities for me, especially where the experiences of my own pets are concerned.  Every experience results

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Recall
Nancy Kelly

“Backwards” Recall Game

Perfect for Hot Days! Good training comes in very small pieces.  Sometimes, a training exercise seems “backwards” in that you reinforce (reward) the opposite of

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Understanding Your Dog
Nancy Kelly

Understanding Your Dog

Navigating the Umwelt of Canine Communication and Behavior As the owner and user of a human body, you are empowered when you know how that

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Negative Reinforcement
Nancy Kelly

Pitfalls of Negative Reinforcement

Why Positive Leash Training is More Effective and Humane In my classes, students learn leash handling skills for themselves and how to teach their dogs

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Normalize Good Behavior
Nancy Kelly

Normalize GOOD Behavior for Dogs

What is “Normal?” There was a time in our society when most dogs slept outside.  These days, that doesn’t seem “normal.” When I was a

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One Dog at a Time
Nancy Kelly

Why to Get One Dog at a Time

What is a Pack? “Pack” refers to a family group of wolves, consisting of a male and female and their offspring of various ages.  Only

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Chicken Training
Nancy Kelly

Chicken Training

What comes to mind when you think of chickens? Eggs?  A pastoral farm?  You probably don’t immediately think of a trained chicken running an agility

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Using Treats for Training
Nancy Kelly

Using Treats for Training

Consequences Dogs learn in 2 ways.  One is by the consequences of their behavior choices – their actions.  People sometimes think “consequences” are bad things,

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