Monthly Archives: September 2017

Higher-Order Conditioning: Did it Happen To My Dog?

The other day I was sitting in my bedroom with Clara and Zani and the doorbell rang. And there was dead silence. This pierced my heart. If you follow the blog, you know that I lost my dear dog Summer … Continue reading

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What’s a Functional Assessment in Dog Training? (And Why You Should Care)

A lot of dog training advice you get on the Internet won’t help. Pretty strange comment coming from a dog blogger who frequently writes about training, right? But even if people recommend a humane, positive reinforcement-based approach, something is missing … Continue reading

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Clara’s Progress at the Vet’s Office

Here is a little bright spot a few weeks after the sudden loss of my beloved dog Summer. In February 2013, I posted a set of photos of Clara that I took at the vet’s office. (They were actually video … Continue reading

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Posted in Desensitization and Counterconditioning, Dog body language, Socialization | Tagged | 8 Comments