Posts tagged with: operant conditioning

Imagine this. A young, talented artist moves to New Orleans with her stubby little short-stack doggie named Bauer. She adores this guy. Her world revolves around him. He is her everything. But in this new, denser setting (with heavily-trafficked streets...
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Last week, Kelly and I were lucky enough to attend an Operant Conditioning Chicken Workshop with Bob Bailey and Parvene Farhoody. So many people have asked me “why train chickens when you’re a dog trainer?”, and in all honesty, 3...
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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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by Kelly Cottrell *This is a repost of an article originally written for StubbyDog in August, 2013.* Ever heard that a penny dropped from the Empire State Building will kill someone if it lands on his or her head? Or that Albert...
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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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Our dogs get handled a lot throughout their lifetimes. Luckily for us, most of the handling they get is positive – lots of snuggles, pats, back and belly scratching. Unfortunately, for our dogs, there can also be some not-so-pleasant handling...
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