Tag Archives: communication

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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Posted in Cues, Discrimination, Examples for Teachers, Generalization, Human and dog misunderstandings | Tagged , , , , , | 4 Comments

A Secret for Training Two Dogs

I think this is as close as I’ll ever come to a “how-to” blog. Here is my usual disclaimer: I am not a professional trainer and I have trained only my own dogs. But there is a secret to training … Continue reading

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Posted in Clicker, Cues, Dog training hints, Multiple dogs, Reinforcement | Tagged , , , , , , | 13 Comments

But How Do I Tell My Dog She’s Wrong?

This is a common question for beginning clicker trainers. First we learn the rudiments of marker training: that if we mark and reinforce the behavior we want, it will increase until we can eventually put it on cue. But at … Continue reading

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Posted in Behavior analysis, Dog training hints, Operant conditioning, Punishment | Tagged , | 17 Comments

Dogs Who Like to be Petted or Touched

Today I am offering more examples of dogs who enjoy being petted, or enjoy other types of human touch. (This is a followup to “Does Your Dog REALLY Want to Be Petted?”) And I’m encouraging humans again to figure out … Continue reading

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Does Your Dog REALLY Want to be Petted?

Newsflash. Not all dogs want to be petted. But you wouldn’t know it from watching videos on YouTube. What you can learn on YouTube is that there are lots of dogs whose owners _think_ they are enjoying petting. But they … Continue reading

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