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Is That Zooming Agility Dog Stressed or Happy? Wrong Question!

  Auf Deutsch. (German version of this post.) There’s a video going around (there always is, right?) of an agility dog getting the “zoomies” and taking off on her own, running and jumping all over the ring without her handler. … Continue reading

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Posted in Safety, Stress Signals, Training philosophy | Tagged , , | 17 Comments

Ant-Sized Treats

                          Note: there exists research regarding the effects of using multiple smaller treats vs larger bites (aka magnitude reinforcement) when training.  But the basic premise that there exists … Continue reading

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Posted in Dog training hints, Food reinforcers, Operant conditioning, Reinforcement, Training philosophy, Treats | Tagged , , , , , , | 56 Comments