Posts tagged with: Jean Donaldson

I have a confession to make. Though I am a dog trainer and have had dogs of my own for the past 20 years, there is one area that, until recently, has been a bit of a bugaboo for me....
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If you’ve read the previous 3 pieces in this series and/or follow our Facebook page, you know that we have a strong bias towards reward-based training. As with any bias that a person holds, we believe ours to be the...
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Dog Training is an unregulated profession. Think about that statement for a minute and what it could possibly mean for you as a consumer and dog owner. To help, here’s the definition of “regulate”, as per Merriam- Webster: to set...
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by Jean Donaldson If dogs could march on Washington, what would they march about?  Adequate food, shelter, veterinary care?  Big ticket stuff, but I doubt it.  When people march, it’s never for something everybody already agrees on and for which...
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Nando Brown is the extremely popular and well-respected (and rightly so!) face of In The Doghouse, DTC in Almogia, Spain. Nando has made a name for himself by being very forthright in sharing his thoughts and experiences and what led...
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Recently, I made this very short iPhone video in which I am running Hazel through a chain of behaviors. They are all behaviors we have practiced before, but probably not in this particular order, as I like to keep things...
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It’s a term that we dog trainers throw around quite a bit, but what, exactly, does it mean to YPBY? There’s quite a spread among reward-based trainers – from the capture-click diehards to the lure-reward faithful. Philosophy in dog training...
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