Monthly Archives: March 2017

Falsifiability or Falsehood in Dog Training? (Part 1)

  What if we had to know our animal training theory and practice so well that we could easily tell someone what would disprove the hypotheses that inform our methods? That’s what scientists do. If we are going to claim … Continue reading

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Canine Cognitive Dysfunction Book Wins Maxwell Award

  My book won! I’m proud to announce that Remember Me? Loving and Caring for a Dog with Canine Cognitive Dysfunction has won a Maxwell Award for 2016. The Maxwells are awarded yearly by the Dog Writers Association of America.  My book won best … Continue reading

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Do You Dogs REALLY Want To Come In?

What do my dogs understand when I ask them a question? A while back I read a suggestion that we should stop giving our dogs one-word verbal cues and start asking them questions instead. In full sentences. Talking to our dogs is no biggie–most … Continue reading

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