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Take the Slow Train

For whatever reason, issues for which people ask my help seem to come in clusters.  Sometimes I’ll have a handful of dogs struggling with OCD issues

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Thou Shalt Not Punish

I recently made the following observation during a consultation with a new client.  “The less you punish your dog, the less you’ll need to punish

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Clicker Expo 2018

This installment comes to you from St. Louis. I’m at the front end of “Clicker Expo,” a 3 day conference for dog trainers and others

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Pardon the Interruption

There’s a tool in the kit of most force-free trainers that deserves more attention than it gets. In terms of training, I’m talking about interruption.

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Positive Begets Positive

The term “positive training” has a couple meanings, and it’s worth understanding the nuances. Most people understand it first in the sense that “positive” suggests “desirable,”

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Why is my dog barking?

Bob was on “Animal House” on WGLT with Laura Kennedy today – if you missed hearing it live, you can listen via the link below.

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