Tag Archives: verbal cues

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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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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The Missed Cue: Attack of the Zen Field

Up to this point, all of my Missed Cue videos have been set up. After I discover or suspect a hole in my dogs’ training I set them up in a situation in which I’m guessing they will fail, and … 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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Dogs Notice Everything

I am fascinated by how dogs perceive the world. One of the things that dog experts and ethologists have been bringing to our human attention for a while is that dogs discriminate beautifully, but generalize poorly. What this means in … Continue reading

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