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Drinking From the Toilet: Real dogs, Real training

Jun 15, 2021

In this episode, we discuss what reinforcers are in play when training and working with hunting dogs, working with behaviors when the reinforcers might be hiding out in a bush where you can't control them, and strategies for breaking down critical distractions for gun dog training.

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May 26, 2021

In this episode, we discuss what is Constructional Aggression Treatment, what makes it constructional, how this approach is different from other aggression treatment protocols, how CAT deals with the function of aggressive behavior, some common misconceptions trainers may have about CAT, changing emotional behaviors by...


May 11, 2021

In this episode, we discuss the process of certifying professional dog trainers, as the CCPDT sees it, the advantages of certification, where the CCPDT stands on regulation in the training industry, and why and what they are doing about it.

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May 4, 2021

In this episode, we discuss what is the value of having someone watch your training session, what is the value of watching someone else's training session, when watching a training session, what do you look for?, the difference in skills between doing a thing and talking about a thing, the challenge of being neutral...


Apr 27, 2021

In this episode, we discuss bad training sessions can happen for a lot of reasons, be kind to yourself (beating yourself up won't help you do better training in the future), fault is the wrong thing to focus on (you are responsible for the training session, yes, but there is a difference between fault and...