Category Archives: Discrimination

It Was Coming Right At Me!

  I am so interested in how dogs perceive things, and how they notice differences that we don’t, or that we take for granted. Those differences can matter to them a great deal. An example of that was the focus of … Continue reading

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16 Behavioral Cues that I Didn’t Train (But are Still For Real)

When most of us think of cues, we think of the verbal ones we teach our dogs. “Sit,” “Down,” “Here!” Perhaps we have taught them some hand signals as well. To teach a cue we go through a set process … Continue reading

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The Right Word: Reducing Errors in Verbal Cue Discrimination

I’m an auditory person. I grew up in a whole family of musicians. I love language and sound and music of all sorts. For the first half of my life I lived almost exclusively in the company of musicians, and … Continue reading

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Retomar o significado: Generalização

Para os meus leitores e seguidores portugueses. Retomar o significado: Generalização (link) Em Inglês Obrigada Vitor Faibam e Claudia Estanislau pela ajuda na tradução para a versão portuguesa. Note to all my international readers and viewers: I will be happy to … Continue reading

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Errorless Learning II

Seems like I’ve been eating a lot of humble pie lately. Pull up a chair and have a slice with me, won’t you? This is an addendum to and correction of my post on Errorless Learning. A knowledgeable Internet friend … Continue reading

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“Errorless” Learning

Addendum, 2/9/13. Please be aware that there are some historical inaccuracies in this post, mostly related to the origin of the method and term Errorless Learning. The mistakes affect some of my conclusions as well. Please read Errorless Learning II … Continue reading

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A New Resource, and our Rally Weekend

I have published a permanent page on my blog that collects all the posts and videos I have made that I have been told are useful for dog trainers to show their students. It can be accessed here: Video Examples … Continue reading

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A Little Heavy on the Body English

Part 3 of  Dogs Notice Everything (The Missed Cue) This is really the opposite of a missed cue. The dogs are understanding the cues beautifully, but these are cues I’m consciously trying not to give! Around the time I made the Missed … Continue reading

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