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Drinking From the Toilet: Real dogs, Real training

Dec 31, 2017

We're rounding out 2017 by forecasting 2018. On this episode, I explore 5 key concepts for 2018 with Ryan Cartlidge, the founder of Animal Training Academy. For the full show notes, visit

Dec 18, 2017

In episode 40, we discussed Motivating Operations. This week we are going to zoom in on a particular type of Conditioned Motivating Operations - the reflexive version, or CMO-R. For full show notes, visit:

Dec 12, 2017

This week…..well, I hope you’ll bear with me. If you thought previous episodes were extraordinarily geeky, this one may set a new standard. For full show notes, visit:

Nov 22, 2017

In dog training circles, motivation is - well - kind of a hot topic. It's a big concept and we care a lot about it because, of course, reinforcement drives behavior. So, it's worth spending some time unpacking, and this week I had the ridiculous good luck of unpacking it with Dr. Susan Friedman! For the full show...

Nov 14, 2017

To be most effective in our shaping, we want to strive for continuous incremental progress. When we are doing it at our very best, we increment every rep, but in such small increments that the dog is always winning. Easier said than done! For the full show notes, visit: