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Doing What Comes Naturally

By |2015-01-28T08:49:53-05:00January 28th, 2015|Categories: Dog training, Fostering Dogs, Helping fearful dogs, Puppy mills|Tags: , , , , , , , |

We live with animals and it's easy to lose sight of the fact. When it comes to dogs we are living with animals who are designed with varying degrees of proficiency or intensity to; hunt, chase, catch, kill, chew, shred, mark and bark. They also breed and poop, and often at times and places we'd rather they didn't. We've brought these animals into our homes ...

How Bad Is It?

By |2014-09-17T11:12:24-04:00September 17th, 2014|Categories: Dog training, Fostering Dogs, Helping fearful dogs|Tags: , , , , |

For those who choose to follow what is called the "humane hierarchy" when training animals (guidelines created by far better minds and more experienced minds than my own) there remains confusion among the ranks. In the hierarchy created by Dr. Susan Friedman, some note that because both negative reinforcement and negative punishment are presented on the same level they must therefore both be of equal ...