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September 25th, 2012

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October 15th, 2011

Tossing treats to strengthen your praise

In early training, we reinforce desired behaviors with praise —-lots of Good Dog! and rewards. Rewards can be petting, belly rubs, a bit of play with a special squeaky toy or a yummy treat. As time wears on, we remove … Continue reading

August 4th, 2011

4 On-the-Floor

Most of us have probably heard this term applied to jumping dogs. A dog doesn’t get any attention (praise, reward, maybe even eye contact) until all four paws are on the floor. In my next training class, I’m going to … Continue reading