Monthly Archives: January 2018

IAABC Writing Mentorships With Eileen Anderson: 2018

I’m pleased to announce that I am offering writing mentorships for trainers and behavior professionals through the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABC) again this year. The mentorships will enable professionals to improve their writing and better represent their businesses. Mentees who … Continue reading

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Eileenanddogs: 2018 Pet Blogger Challenge

These are my responses to the questions from the Go Pet Friendly Pet Blogger Challenge.  For those who may be visiting your blog for the first time, how long have you been blogging and what is your main topic? I … Continue reading

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It’s Not Painful. It’s Not Scary. It Just Gets the Dog’s Attention!

This is the short version of this post. Here is the longer version. Some dog trainers who use tools such as shock, prong, or choke collars, or startle the dog with thrown objects or loud noises, claim that these things are … Continue reading

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Posted in Cues, Human and dog misunderstandings, Operant conditioning, Punishment culture, Reinforcement, Terminology | Tagged , , , , | 8 Comments