Category Archives: Research

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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Silence is…Scary?

Trigger warning: animal experimentation (mice). This post is not directly about dogs, but it’s about something we see happening in the dog world very frequently. That is the misunderstanding and misapplication of research results. This particular example caught my attention … Continue reading

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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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