I am unreservedly committed not to use force, pain, fear or intimidation in my work with dogs and human beings. My training methods are as free of invasive techniques as I know how to make them. I’m always learning about animal behaviour, psychology and learning theory. If I find a … Read more
When the dog doesn’t respond correctly or when she performs an undesired behaviour, there’s no reward. She doesn’t get to have or to do the good things she wants.
We can distract the dog so that she doesn’t have an opportunity to rehearse behaviour we don’t want. Cues like “leave … Read more
Good things happen when your dog gives the correct response during training. He gets to have something, such as a food treat, or to do something he wants, such as play a game, go outside, sniff, dig, or meet other dogs or humans.
In the early stages of learning a … Read more
The World Dog Trainers Motivation Transparency Challenge was started by Glasgow dog trainer John McGuigan who has invited dog trainers around the world to respond publicly to three questions that American trainer Jean Donaldson advises everyone to ask of prospective trainers. They are:
- What will happen when my dog