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Doesn’t Variable Reinforcement Create a Stronger Behavior?

This article was first published by Clean Run – The Magazine for Dog Agility Enthusiasts, in August 2017.                   But do I have to carry around treats or toys forever? This is … Continue reading

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How Long Does It Take To Change a Habit?

Changing a habit often takes longer than we think. Habits, AKA reinforced behaviors, die hard. Here’s what happened when I changed the location of my dogs’ eating areas for the first time in about five years.

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