Leash Skills Series #6: Training with Treats – Treats are training tools!
Why training with treats is ideal Tiny, kibble-sized, super-tasty treats are the best training tools around. Training with treats means using your own basic training
Leash Skills Series #5: Why a Loose Leash?
Are you walking a dog or flying a kite? What guides your dog when the two of you are walking? Is it the leash itself?
Leash Skills Series #4: Starting Leash Training
Make a plan to start leash training Stand in the living room with your treat bag on and a leash in your hand. Decide which
Leash Skills Series #3: Leash Training Teamwork
Both the human and the dog need leash training skills for walks to be enjoyable. Train the necessary skills by breaking them down into simple,
Leash Skills Series #2: Defining Leash Walking
Dogs learn best through positive reinforcement Behavior science has documented that dogs learn best through positive reinforcement. Use positive reinforcement to teach leash walking skills.
Leash Skills Series #1: Walking a dog
What’s your vision of walking a dog? One joyous vision of having a dog is going for long walks in the beauty of the outdoors
Leash Skills Series #8: Positive Reinforcement for Humans
Positive reinforcement works for all species Humans learn from positive reinforcement just as well as dogs do. Reinforcers for you might be the joy of
Science and Animal Training Series #4: Science-based Dog Training Matters
The big picture of dog training There’s a big picture of dog training, and it involves how we treat animals and humans. Positive reinforcement can
Science and Animal Training #3: Behavior Science Principles
The application of behavior science is based on the behavior science principles of Stimulation, Reinforcement, Extinction, Punishment, and Generalization. Anyone who has a dog uses
Science and Animal Training #2: Do I have to be a science geek to learn to train dogs?
You can be whomever you want! There’s an advantage to enjoying reading about the topic of behavior science. You don’t have to read the cold,