Monthly Archives: December 2012

Conditioned Reinforcers

There are some things I take for granted, things that have become part of the fabric of my life with dogs, that I forget that at one time they were new ideas to me. Creating conditioned reinforcers to use in a variety of ways with my dogs is one of them. Here's a quick primer on what conditioned reinforcers are, how you create them and [...]

By |2012-12-22T11:53:05-05:00December 22nd, 2012|2 Comments

Surviving Adoption

Ray Coppinger studies the world's population of free-ranging dogs. These are the domesticated dog (as opposed to wild dogs) who are not under the reproductive control of humans. There are millions of them and they represent over 80% of the world's population of dogs. He has looked at how dogs end up living as pets. The most common thing that happens is that dogs adopt [...]

By |2012-12-02T10:42:52-05:00December 2nd, 2012|24 Comments