Monthly Archives: February 2014

Which Dog is Resource Guarding?

Here’s a little body language fun: Who is seriously resource guarding? And what is the other dog doing? I showed these pictures to two of my skilled observer friends to compare, and they came up with some great observations. Much … Continue reading

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Posted in Dog body language, Resource guarding, Toys and Play | Tagged , | 26 Comments

Thresholds in Dog Training…HOW Many?

I recently gave a webinar entitled, “Over Threshold: The Changing Definition,” for the Pet Professional Guild (PPG). The webinar is still available as a recording, and I encourage any interested folks to check it out. It is not expensive. (And … Continue reading

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Posted in Behavior analysis, Classical conditioning, Desensitization and Counterconditioning, Dog training hints, Escape/Avoidance, Event announcement, Negative Reinforcement, Terminology | Tagged , , , , | 13 Comments

Don’t Get Mud on Your Face! Citing Research in Discussions

Lots of us in the dog community read journal articles and scholarly books to learn more about the science behind behavior, even if our academic credentials lie elsewhere. And sooner or later we want to share what we’ve learned, out … Continue reading

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Is My Dog a Drama Queen?

“My dog is such a drama queen!” “My dog is so manipulative, she overreacts to everything!” “That dog is not really afraid, she’s just being a diva.” Have you heard any of these? A few months back, I posted the … Continue reading

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Posted in Dog body language, Human and dog misunderstandings, Stress Signals | Tagged , , , | 26 Comments

Threshold Webinar

Guess what, folks? If you wondered why I’m not posting much right now: I am giving a webinar through the Pet Professional Guild and have been working my butt off on that for several weeks. The webinar is Over Threshold: … Continue reading

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Posted in Behavior analysis, Desensitization and Counterconditioning, Dog training hints, Event announcement | Tagged , , | 14 Comments

I’m So Glad I Had the Camera!

Something pleasant for a Monday morning: Eileenanddogs Funniest Home Videos! Here are three incredible and adorable moments that I am very grateful to have on film. Zani Uses a Tool I literally grabbed the camera and turned it on to … Continue reading

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Posted in Fun, Humor, Play, Toys and Play, Tricks | Tagged , | 16 Comments